Anyone who has come across our company’s offer, even accidentally, has surely noticed that our flagship service is oversize transport. However, not everyone knows what over-normative transport actually is and to whom this service is addressed. This is all the more true in view of the fact that every day, in every country, on every continent, thousands of different loads are transported using various means of transport. However, not everything can be described as over-normative loads. This is why we have decided to explain what we actually specialise in.
In the simplest terms, oversize transport is necessary wherever indivisible loads of unusually large dimensions or extremely heavy weight need to be transported. Formally, the issue of non-normative transport is regulated by the Act of 20 June 1997. – Road Traffic Law, which states that non-normative carriages are those carried out by a vehicle or a combination of vehicles whose dimensions or total weight are greater than the permissible standards specified in the aforementioned law. In practice, this means that if the total weight of a combination exceeds 42 tonnes or its dimensions are greater than 16.5 metres in length, 4 metres in height and 2.5 metres in width, then we are dealing with an oversize transport. This is still not much compared to our capabilities. At OL-TRANS, thanks to our extensive fleet of vehicles and the many years of experience of our qualified specialists, we can transport loads weighing up to 700 tonnes, up to 100 metres long, 15 metres wide and 10 metres high!
What loads are so bulky and at the same time exceed the permitted standards? These include wind turbines, bridge spans and other elements of road infrastructure, as well as construction, industrial and agricultural machinery and many other loads that do not qualify for standard transport. Our task is to load and transport them efficiently while maintaining order, efficiency and road safety. Therefore, we take care not only of the load itself, but also of complying with formal requirements, optimising costs, preparing the right equipment, properly marking the vehicles, planning and checking the route and determining the method of piloting non-normative vehicles.
Every order involving the transport of oversize loads requires an individual approach and solutions adapted to the current conditions. Our aim is therefore to provide a comprehensive service, from the preparation of the necessary documents and planning of the routes, to the safe transport of the goods and their unloading at the destination. At the same time, our customers can always count on professional support and advice at every stage of the order.
Every detail matters when carrying out non-normative transport. One sharp bend, a small hill or a bridge on the route may prove to be an insurmountable obstacle. That is why it is worth betting on cooperation with professionals, who know how to avoid problems and how to efficiently carry out even the most demanding orders. TSL professionals such as OL-TRANS.