Abnormal Hauling Transport Services in Namibia

An abnormal load can be described as a load that exceeds the standards or weight limits set out by the Department of Transport. An abnormal load vehicle usually makes use of a multi-axle lowbed on which the loads are transported. Different types of lowbed trailers are used to transport different loads.

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Examples of abnormal hauling services include:

Construction equipment

Pre-built or E-Homes


Mining equipment

Industrial equipment

Military equipment

Railway equipment


The legal dimensions and weights of vehicles on the road vary between countries and regions and vehicles that exceed the legal limitations usually requires a special permit. A permit specifies the exact route the abnormal load transport vehicle needs to take and includes clearance warnings. Permits are issued by a Provincial Road Authority that authorizes abnormal load transportation.

Abnormal load transport vehicles also need to take certain safety precautions and need to adhere to certain measures when transporting a load.

Warning devices used when transporting abnormal loads:

Red flags (600mm x 600mm) that indicates the edge or farthest point of the lowbed trailer

Abnormal Vehicle Warning Boards in the front and rear of the abnormal vehicle

Escort Vehicle Warning Board that is fitted to the roof

Amber flashing light on the top of the cab (mobile cranes need one at the front overhang and two at the rear)

Marker lamps and reflectors to demarcate the edges

Speed restriction board (400mm in diameter). This needs to be fitted at the rear of the abnormal vehicle, above the warning board, should the vehicle be required to drive 60km/h or less

Pilot Car Operators may:

Perform a Survey on the route they need to take before the abnormal load is moved

Act as a Flagger by curbing the Pilot Car

Bring the abnormal load to a stop for any reason

Use the Pilot Car in order to block traffic from passing the abnormal load

CTS East is one of Southern Africa's largest transporters of abnormal loads and we've been doing it for over 2 decades. We transport loads throughout Southern Africa.

We service a wide range of industries, such as:



Plant Hire

Energy Utility

Crane Hire

Crushing & Screening


Just to name a few…

For these industries, we have moved loads, such as:


Beams & Girders




Drill Rigs


Farming Equipment

Forklift & Reach Stackers

Military Equipment

Mining Equipment


Wind Farm Equipment


We have a large fleet of lowbed trailers in various configurations in order for us to transport various types of loads, ranging in different weights. We also have a fully equipped workshop where we undertake servicing and maintenance of our fleet.

So if you need abnormal hauling transport services in Namibia, contact the industry specialists, CTS East!