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Abnormal Load Transport

Abnormal Load Transport

RS French’s abnormal loads’ service provides you with the peace of mind that your goods are in safe hands every step of the way. We understand that every load is different, whether it’s to do with the shape, size or contents, and so we provide a flexible approach to our abnormal load transportation that’s tailored entirely to you. 

Get in touch with us today and we’ll advise you on the best abnormal load transport solution for you. 

Types of abnormal loads

  • Whatever your job, our commitment to you remains the same. These are just some of the abnormal load transportation jobs our team of professionals have undertaken. 
    • Boats
    • Caravans.
    • Statues. 
    • Foliage. 

What’s included in our abnormal loads service?

Route planning and surveys

Whilst the load sizes can be similar, the actual movement can vary hugely in terms of complexity. We understand that planning and preparation is the key to the movement of these goods. We take time to understand the nature of your load and plot an effective transportation route to suit, keeping you apprised every step of the way. 

Risk assessment

Our attention to detail sets us apart in ensuring a safe, reliable and cost-effective movement of your goods. A huge part of this is an ongoing commitment to conducting adequate risk assessments that are tailored to your specific load. 

Abnormal load permits and escorts

Abnormal loads which exceed lengths of 18.75m, widths of 2.90m or weights of  44-tonnes usually require a special permit, such as the ​​VR1 or BE16, which we can organise for you. We can also provide subsequent vehicles and personnel to escort your abnormal load if required. 

Liaising with all necessary police authorities 

In some instances, the police will have to be notified ahead of your abnormal load transportation, either to arrange a police escort, or to grant permission for the journey. RS French will do this all for you, ensuring your goods are delivered safely and in accordance with all legal requirements.

Chat to us today

For help with any aspect of transporting an abnormal load – from finding appropriate routes and arranging abnormal load permits to doing the job itself – RS French can help. Chat through your requirements with us today.

Where do RS French operate?

Working throughout Kent and the surrounding counties, RS French is ready and equipped to assist with your next job. Whether you need to transport abnormal goods via the motorways or any of the major routes nearby, we can help. 

We’ve a fleet of lorry-mounted cranes, big and small, each offering a range of features to streamline operations, including rear steer, air suspension and 360-degree lifting capabilities. 

For some free advice, get in touch with us today. 

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