Highways England MACs & ASCs

Reduce your operating costs and deliver on your contract obligations.


Managing the abnormal loads notification process is a costly exercise for all those involved. It adds nothing to the bottom line and it doesn’t generate any revenue. Yet it must be done to safeguard bridge and other structural assets.

Running a team in-house to process notifications is expensive.  Salaries, staff benefits, recruitment, cover for holidays or sickness, training costs, IT costs, office space, software, it all adds up to a sizeable amount. Outsourcing removes any responsibility for recruiting, training and retaining staff, covering staff holidays and sickness and provides fixed budgetary costing which is vital to authorities already struggling with tight budgets.

Less strain, more financial gain


Cascade’s AbLoads Outsourced service already processes 10,000 abnormal load notifications each month on behalf of structure owning authorities. With 25 years’ experience in this field, we deliver a professional, reliable and timely service on behalf of our customers reducing pressure in-house, providing fixed costs and protecting structural assets.

The financial and man hour savings that we have made by outsourcing to Cascade are significant.

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AbLoads Outsourced CustomersCascade is a specialist services provider with a proven track record

Abloads outsourced customer Cheshire East
Cascade welcomes our newest outsourced customer - Cheshire East Highways
Abloads outsourced customer A1
Cascade processes 40,000 notifications each year on behalf of Highways England Area 12
Abloads outsourced customer bbmm
Cascade processes 50,000 notifications each year on behalf of Highways England Areas 4 & 10
Abloads outsourced customer em
Cascade processes 25,000 notifications each year on behalf of Highways England Area 9
Abloads outsourced customer kcc
Cascade processes 10,000 notifications each year on behalf of Kent County Council and Medway Council
Abloads outsourced customer Medway
Cascade processes 10,000 notifications each year on behalf of Kent County Council and Medway Council
Abloads software customer dorset
Dorset County Council use AbLoads to process all abnormal load notifications within their area