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02/27/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/27/2024 09:36

Abnormal loads – West Midlands Police reducing bureaucracy for hauliers

Abnormal loads - West Midlands Police reducing bureaucracy for hauliers

27 Feb 2024 Posted By Paul Mummery

We're pleased to share an update the Heavy Transport Association (HTA) received from West Midlands Police on abnormal loads.

The force has announced that they're reducing the bureaucracy operators of abnormal indivisible load vehicles (AILV) need to supply ahead of a movement.

Hauliers had reported that West Midlands Police were requiring full descriptions including particulars, description and profiles of all loads that were being notified. This was in addition to the dimensions given for the load carrying AILV.

A spokesperson from the force, said: "I can confirm, that based on feedback from the HTA and its' members, we have now changed our working practices and no longer require or ask for load detail specifics on Con & Use notifications."

You should still be clear however that Schedule 5 of STGO Regs 2003 para 4 part C requires the particulars, description and profile of any load moved under STGO (although, specifics on the make and model of the load are not required as not covered in legislation).

We're working with the HTA, other stakeholders and police to improve how movements are managed.

Work on longer term projects with the National Police Chiefs Council continues.