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.
Examples of abnormal loads include:
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:
Pilot Car Operators may:
CTS East is one of South Africa's largest transporters of abnormal loads and we've been doing it for over 2 decades. We transport loads throughout South Africa, as well as other neighbouring countries, such as Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique.
We service a wide range of industries, such as:
Just to name a few…
For these industries, we have moved loads, such as:
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.