Test Drives & Route Analysis

Once Collett Transport Consulting have completed the preliminary planning for your heavy transport project, a test drive of the proposed abnormal load route can be undertaken.

Abnormal Loads Route Route Modifications & Route Analysis Planning

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.

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.

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.

Heavy Transport Consulting Abnormal Load Test Drives

Prior to the test drive taking place, our Transport Consulting Team will have in place a traffic management plan which will identify areas where the highway will require modification, where manual steering of the vehicle or use of the full width of the road is required.

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

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.

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Email. info@collett.co.uk

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