An ‘abnormal load’ is a vehicle that has any of the following:
- a weight of more than 44,000kg
- an axle load of more than 10,000kg for a single non-driving axle and 11,500kg for a single driving axle
- a width of more than 2.9 metres
- a rigid length of more than 18.65 metres
Other measurements may apply if you’re transporting a load abroad.
If you’re responsible for transporting an abnormal load, you need to follow regulations for notifying the authorities.