In the world of heavy machinery, abnormal loads and oversized equipment, some loads defy convention.
These are what we call “abnormal loads.” But what exactly qualifies as an abnormal load, and how can it be safely transported across the country? That’s where we come in. Let’s unravel the mystery of abnormal loads and how we at DC Merrett can help you take your heavy machinery from A to B wherever in the country.
What Is an Abnormal Load?
Abnormal loads, in simple terms, are loads that exceed the standard dimensions and weights allowed on the road. They can include large industrial machinery, construction equipment, modular buildings, wind turbine components, and more. These loads are characterised by their extraordinary size, weight, or shape, making them a challenge to transport through the usual channels. These types of machinery require escort drivers to help deliver the machine safely, as these regulations are UK law, therefore you must follow the correct procedures in order to stay fully compliant.
Abnormal loads play a crucial role in various industries, from construction and energy to manufacturing and infrastructure development. They are the heavyweights behind progress, but getting them from point A to point B can be an intricate puzzle. Transporting abnormal loads requires a unique set of skills, equipment, and expertise. That’s where companies like ours step in to make the impossible possible.
We specialise in the transportation of abnormal loads across the country. Our fleet of low loader lorries are designed to handle the most challenging and oversized cargo. Here’s how we provide this essential service:
Expertise in Abnormal Load Regulations
Abnormal load transportation is not a one-size-fits-all endeavour. Regulations vary from region to region, and compliance is paramount. We have an in-depth understanding of these regulations, ensuring that your load is transported legally and safely.
There are a number of categories that permit each load with specific limitations on speed and weight restrictions. Depending on each gross weight of the load, specific notification and permission is needed prior to transportation. Haulage services are our specialty here at DC Merrett.
Tailored Solutions for Every Load
Each abnormal load is unique, presenting its own set of challenges. We don’t offer cookie-cutter solutions. Our team assesses your specific load, plans the route, and selects the appropriate low loader lorry to ensure a seamless journey.
All of our vehicles are equipped with signage and two-way radios that allow our team to communicate clearly and efficiently, keeping the task at hand running smoothly and safely when completing our road haulage services.
Safety is our top priority. Our low loader lorries are equipped with state-of-the-art securing mechanisms to keep your cargo in place during transit. We employ highly trained drivers who understand the importance of secure and responsible transport.
No matter where your project takes you, we have you covered. Our nationwide network allows us to transport abnormal loads to even the most remote locations, ensuring your machinery reaches its destination on time.
Abnormal loads are the backbone of many industries, powering progress and innovation. However, their transportation requires a level of expertise and equipment that not all companies can provide. That’s where DC Merrett steps in. We specialise in transporting these extraordinary loads, ensuring they reach their destination safely, legally, and on schedule.
You can be assured that we will take our utmost care when handling your machinery and equipment. We pride ourselves on making sure we complete every job effectively to the highest standards.
The next time you have an oversized challenge that needs to be moved, remember that we’re here to navigate the extraordinary for you. Contact us today to learn more about our specialised services and how we can transport your abnormal load across the country.