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If you're planning a route with an abnormal vehicle load, you may need to notify us and perhaps arrange a police escort. Answer our quick questions below to find out if you need to notify us and the best way to do it.
My overall vehicle weight is 80,000kg (78.74 tons) to 101,605 kgs (100 tons)
Thank you. In this case you need to notify us.
Please note, abnormal loads of this kind are not permitted anywhere in London during the following times:
Monday to Friday: 07:00 to 10:00 and 16:30 to 19:00 Saturday: 10:00 to 19:00
In addition, abnormal loads are not permitted within a three-mile radius of Charing Cross station during these times:
Monday to Friday: 07:00 to 19:00 Saturday: 10:00 to 19:00
This will help you plot your route and notify all the relevant authorities, including us.
Online using commercial software
Commercial services can be found online that simplify the notification process and help you plan your route. Provided the notifications comply with special types general order (STGO) regulations, we can accept them.
By post or email
Visit the UK government's website, where you can find out which authorities you'll need to notify and download all the relevant forms.