When a haulier wants to move an abnormal load exceeding 40 tonnes gross weight, they must notify the Highway Authority for the routes that they intend to use. The Highway Authority's consent must be obtained before the load is moved.
Hauliers that need this service must contact Pell Frischmann Consulting Engineers, who act on behalf of Thurrock Council.
Upon application, Pell Frischmann will check the proposed abnormal load route against our records to check that it can accommodate the load. If it is not suitable then an alternative route will be required. It is the applicant's responsibility to survey the proposed route and check this website for details of current and planned roadworks in Thurrock.
Any request for an abnormal load movement check through a proposed route must include an Indemnity Insurance to ensure that the cost of repairing any damage to the highway caused by transporting the load can be recovered.
For further information, please visit the Highways Agency's "EDSAL" web page.