A special transport is always necessary when standard trucks reach their limits. This is the case with goods with excess width, excess length, excess height and Schwertransporten. With Special Transport bulky and heavy loads, such as construction and agricultural machinery, excavators, tanks, transformers, plant components or large equipment are transported safely, for example with low loaders or semi-trailers.
Many different types of special transport
Company removals can also be carried out by special transport. However, not only very heavy goods, but also transports exceeding the loading dimensions are considered special transport, as the permissible loading dimensions and sometimes also the permissible weight are exceeded and require an exceptional permit. This refers to the dimensions of the loaded transport vehicle and not just the load. Permission for a special transport may only be granted by law if the load is so-called indivisible or if several individual loads are to be transported which, due to their dimensions, must be moved by a special vehicle. A load is considered indivisible if its disassembly is not technically possible or the costs would be unreasonable.
Special permits should only be granted if necessary
Legislation should only grant such special authorisations when really necessary, in order to prevent conventional goods transport from becoming special transport by mixed loading. So if a tool measuring 3.00 x 2.00 x 1.00 m and weighing 40 t each would be transported, a permit would be granted for it, but not for the transport of two tools measuring 3.00 x 2.00 x 1.00 m and weighing 20 t each, since no special transport but two permit-free transports would suffice for the handling.