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The Road Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) (General) Order 2003

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4.—(1) The notice(1) must contain—

(a)a list of all the authorities to which notice is given;

(b)details of the user of the vehicle or vehicle-combination, stating—

  • address,

  • telephone number,

  • fax number,

  • email address (if any),

  • user’s licence number,

  • user’s reference number;

(c)details of the intended use of the vehicle or vehicle-combination, stating—

  • point of departure,

  • point of destination,

  • time, date and route of journey,

  • particulars of any load (including description and profile of load);

(d)details of the vehicle or vehicle-combination used, stating—

  • registration number of any motor vehicle,

  • type of vehicle or vehicles,

  • overall length of the vehicle or vehicle-combination (including length of any front and rear projection),

  • overall length of each single rigid unit included in a Part 2 vehicle-combination (including length of any front and rear projection),

  • overall width (including width of any lateral projection),

  • maximum height,

  • gross weight or gross train weight,

  • number of wheels per axle,

  • all axle weights,

  • all axle spacings.

(2) The authority may accept fewer details in any case.

(3) In sub-paragraph (2)(d), “single rigid unit” in relation to a Part 2 vehicle-combination has the meaning given by article 12(4).

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A standard application form is available on the Highways Agency website at www.highways.gov.uk and can be obtained by contacting the Highways Agency Traffic Operations Directorate (Abnormal Loads team) on 0121 678 8411. Alternatively one is available on the Department for Transport website www.dft.gov.uk.

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