Transportation of Abnormal / Heavy Loads

How are heavy loads transported?

The core business of the high and heavy area is the handling and interim storage of all types of self-propelled or rollable units such as trucks, trailers, tractors, or construction machinery. Other fields of activity are the loading and unloading of trucks and rail cars, MAFI trailers, barges, and coasters.

How do you safely load and transport heavy equipment?

How to Safely Load and Transport Heavy Equipment

  1. Perform a Documented Risk Assessment. ...
  2. Outfit Sites With PPE. ...
  3. Inspect the Hauling Capacities of Your Truck or Trailor. ...
  4. Designate Duties. ...
  5. Clean the Ramp and Trailer. ...
  6. Clear and Level the Loading Area. ...
  7. Begin the Machine/Ramp Line-Up. ...
  8. Start Chaining Down Heavy Equipment.

What is the widest load allowed on the road?

Width Projections

Normally, loads may not project more than 305mm on either side of the vehicle and the overall width of the vehicle and load may not exceed 2.9m. However, an exception is made in the regulations to allow indivisible loads up to 4.3m wide under certain conditions.