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.

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My overall vehicle weight is under 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

You can notify us in one of three ways:

Online using the UK government’s free electronic service delivery for abnormal loads (ESDAL) system

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 type 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.