Oversized Cargo Rules - GLC Blog
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Oversized (bulky) cargo is considered to be cargo, the dimensions and volumes of which do not allow it to be transported in a standard vehicle, and exceed the norms prescribed in the SDA (traffic rules). Often, oversized cargo is also heavy, as its mass exceeds the maximum permissible load on the vehicle axle. Delivery of oversized cargo has a number of features, and only professionals need to trust this process. Otherwise, serious problems may arise that will negatively affect the timing of transportation, the safety of the cargo, and the final cost of services. There may also be questions from the traffic police.

Features of transportation of oversized cargo

To properly organize the delivery of oversized or heavy cargo, it is necessary to take into account a number of important factors.

  1. Technical characteristics of the rolling stock.
  2. The presence of restrictions and throughput capacity of transport routes. For example, for road freight transportation, this is the condition of the road surface and the maximum allowable loads on certain sections of the road, and so on.
  3. Overall dimensions and carrying capacity of bridges.
  4. Tunnel sizes.
  5. The presence of high-voltage power lines and communications, railway crossings, gas mains.
This is not a complete list, as the delivery of oversized and heavyweights usually requires an individual approach to organizing the process. Employees Grand Logistics Company thanks to experience and professionalism, they select the most suitable transport, competently draw up a route and select drivers of the highest qualification.

Rules for the transportation of oversized cargo

Domestic and international transportation of oversized cargo can be carried out by different modes of transport - rail, road, air and water.

At the same time, the definition for such cargo and the list of basic requirements for its transportation may differ. But all this is aimed at ensuring the safety of the process and the preservation of the transported products. Consider the basic rules for transporting oversized vehicles by road:

  • The load must not violate the stability of the vehicle;
  • Do not block the driver's view;
  • Be safe for others and not create emergency situations;
  • Do not violate the integrity of asphalt or other road surface;
  • Keep for the second road users, markings and road signs.
  • Do not create noise in the process of movement;
  • Keep headlights, running and marker lights, license plates;
  • It must be appropriately marked, and when transported at night, it must be equipped with special bright-colored elements (white and red).

In addition, there are a number of requirements for weather conditions and speed limits, when moving along the highway, the speed should not exceed 60 km / h, and on the bridge - 15 km / h. accompanied by additional transport. It is important to understand that the delivery of oversized cargo is a laborious, complex and very responsible process, which only professional logistics companies can handle.

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