Test Drives

Abnormal Load Test Drives to highlight route modifications
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Abnormal Load Test Drives

Used for wind turbine components and abnormal loads, these heavy transport test drives provide a detailed route analysis to show areas where route modifications are required to enable the passage of the proposed vehicle and load.

These test drives are completed under full transport permits (as and where required), and feature full video capture allowing our Team to provide a detailed report of the process.

The undertaking of these specialist test drives allow us to highlight any potential pinch points for transporting lengthy cargoes.

Renewable Energy Transport
Heavy Transport Wind Turbines

Data Capture

Cameras are fitted to multiple locations on the vehicle to accurately capture the test drive data. The data capture monitors the path of the vehicle and the projections for the whole route for analysis.

Our test drive services include undertaking the management of all necessary BE16 Special Order Permits and notifications to police, Highways, utilities and local authorities.

Transporting Wind Turbine Blades

Traffic Management

Prior to the test drive taking place, our Transport Consulting Team will have in place a traffic management plan identifying areas of highway modification, manual steering and full road width requirements.

The loaded vehicles simulate the correct dimensions of the abnormal loads, as would be required for the actual movement and any projections either in length, width or height are assembled to the trailer. All projections are designed to allow for easy modifications and reduction in size if required whilst on the public roads, this allows for quicker and smoother manoeuvrability reducing the impact on other road users.

Full Route Analysis

Once all the notifications and abnormal loads permits are in place our Team will supply a specialist tractor and extendable/steerable trailer equipment designed to simulate the loaded vehicle and test drive the proposed route(s) to determine suitability.

Video recording of the test drive will be undertaken as required followed by full editing and final cut production supplied for reporting purposes.

Abnormal Load Test Drive