Traffic information

Abnormal loads

If you need to move loads which are classed as abnormal, for example those with a gross weight exceeding 40 tonnes, you must notify us of the routes you intend to travel, and gain consent before moving.

We will work with you and other local authorities to carefully route these loads through the county, with the close co-operation of the police, to ensure that highway structures and the environment are protected.

We need a minimum of:

  • two working days’ notice of movements involving loads up to 80 tonnes
  • five working days’ notice of movements involving loads in excess of 80 tonnes.

 

Fill in the online form to notify us that you want to move an abnormal load.

Contact us by emailing hocc@devon.gov.uk or phoning 01392 382321 and asking for the abnormal loads officer.