Originally Posted by tehguy
If you are towing an indivisible load, you can be up to 25.9 metres long without having to inform the police. That is the measurement from the very front of the towing vehicle to the very end of the load.
Bear in mind that is a ridiculously long train though, the standard articulated lorries on the road are only about 15 metres long!
Not correct. An ‘abnormal load’ is a vehicle that has any of the following:
*a weight of more than 44,000 kilograms
*an axle load of more than 10,000 kilograms for a single non-driving axle and 11,500 kilograms for a single driving axle
*a width of more than 2.9 metres
*a length of more than 18.65 metres
Any abnormal load movement requires 2 days notification to the police.
A standard artic is 16.5m long.