Road Haulage - Maximum Cargo Weights In the UK
The total gross vehicle weight (vehicle, chassis, container, genset and cargo combined) for road haulage must not exceed 44,000 kg (97,000 lb). Based on common equipment weight combinations, the maximum cargo weights are:
- Non heavy plated 20fts: 21,700 kg (47,840 lb)
- Heavy Plated 20fts: 27,000 kg (59,524 lb)
- 40fts: 26,000 kg (57,320 lb)
If wished to transport cargo heavier than the maximum cargo weight by road in the UK then please contact the Ligentia’s UK transport operations team or your local account manager with details.
Out of Gauge Cargo
This may be handled using special equipment like Open Top or Flat containers. Accurate cargo dimensions and weights are needed to enable appropriate handling and pricing: please contact your local account manager with full specifications.
Dangerous Goods can usually be carried by road or rail, subject to the requirements of the European ADR and RID regulations. However, for all IMDG Class 1 or Class 7 shipments we especially recommend that a prior conversation and approval is had with your local account manager.