ABNORMAL
PERMITS

Exemption permits for abnormal loads are issued according to The National Road Traffic Act (93 of 1996), the National Road Traffic Regulations and the TRH 11.

Legal dimension limits (for truck-tractor and trailer):
Length 18500 mm
Width 2600mm
Loaded height 4300 mm
Wheelbase 10000mm

Legal Mass limits:
Steering axle 7700 kg
Driving axles 18000 kg
Trailer axles 24000 kg

(Legal gross combination mass 56000 kg)

Exceeding the above will result in obtaining an Exemption Permit. Also see
AV registrations.

We obtain Abnormal permits countrywide, as well as in neighboring countries, such as Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique.

Abnormal loads/vehicles may only operate during day time, and transport are not allowed during weekends and public holidays.

CROSS BORDER
PERMITS

Cross Border Permits are issued according to the Cross Border Road Transport Act,1998 and amendments.

A transportation permit is required in order to cross the border carrying goods or passengers to neighboring countries included in the South African Customs Union Agreement.

This includes BOTSWANA, LESOTHO, SWAZILAND as well as agreements with NAMIBIA, MALAWI, MOZAMBIQUE, ZAMBIA AND ZIMBABWE.

Each of these neighboring countries charges additional fees such as Road User Charges, insurance etc.

We can assist in obtaining the Cross Border Permits and provide you with info of all charges payable to the neighboring countries.

ABNORMAL VEHICLE (AV)
REGISTRATIONS

An Abnormal Vehicle Registration is required once you exceed the legal mass limits.

By obtaining an AV the maximum axle limit of your vehicle combination is calculated, enabling you to exceed the legal limits up to the maximum on the AV.

Exemption permit for mass will still be required for each load exceeding the legal mass limit.

We can assist in obtaining the AV registration, as well as obtaining Approval in Principle (required by manufacturer or importer before building or importing an abnormal vehicle) and Special Classification( to enable a reduced licence fee of an Abnormal Vehicle).

It is advisable to contact us prior to any decision taken to buy/import an abnormal vehicle/mobile crane.

This also includes AV registration for the different categories of Mobile cranes.