Abnormal loads: How to notify
In this section:
|1. What is an abnormal load?|
|2. When and who you need to notify|
|3. How to notify|
|4. Other information|
You can use Highways England's free Electronic Service Delivery for Abnormal Loads (ESDAL) to notify the police, road and bridge authorities.
You need to register with ESDAL and this can take 2 to 3 working days.
Commercial haulier services
You can also notify us via a commercial haulier service.
Travelling through more than one police force area
'If your abnormal load will travel a route which passes through more than one police force area, you need to notify each force. ESDAL can send notifications to each force for you, as well as to all the required road, bridge and other authorities.
Contact us directly
You can ask us any questions about abnormal loads using our contact form.