Test Drives

Heavy Transport - Visual Route Inspections - Topographical Surveys - Swept Path Analysis - Wind Turbine Transport

Once our Consulting Team have completed the preliminary planning for your heavy transport project a Test Drive of the proposed route will be undertaken.  Used predominantly for the transportation of Wind Turbine components, these Test Drives are used to establish the suitability of a route, or to show areas where modifications are required to enable the passage of the proposed vehicle and load.

Our vehicles simulate the correct dimensions 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 reduction in size if required whilst on the public roads, this allows for quicker and smoother manoeuvrability reducing the impact on other road users.

Cameras are fitted to multiple locations both on and following the vehicles to accurately capture the Test Drive.  These cameras can be controlled remotely to ensure that the path of the vehicle and any projections are monitored along the whole route tested.

Prior to the Test Drive taking place, our Team will have in place a Traffic Management Plan which will identify areas where the vehicle will require any reduction in length, manual steering or use of the full width of the road, and to identify the appropriate start point.

Our Test Drive services include undertaking the management of all necessary Special Order Permits and notifications to Police, Highways, Utilities and Local Authorities.  Once all the notifications and permits are in place our team will supply a specialist tractor and extendable/steerable trailer equipment designed to emulate 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.

Heavy Transport Logistics & Haulage Services


Heavy Transport, General Haulage, Abnormal Loads, Pilot Cars & Permits, SPMTs, Lorry Loaders, Specialist Logistics, Warehousing

Heavy Lift

Heavy Lift

CPA Contract Lift, Crane Hire, Industrial Services, Heavy Lift Storage, Appointed Persons, Jacking & Skidding

Marine Agency & European Port Logistics


Ship's Agency, Chartering, Breakbulk, Project Cargo, European Port Logistics, Stevedoring, RoRo Barge

Transport Consulting


Route Access Surveys, 2D & 3D Swept Path Analysis, Visual Route Inspections, Topographical Surveys, Test Drives

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