Submitting Abnormal Load Notifications via ESDAL is not mandatory.

You can submit an abnormal load notification using any method you like.

Any abnormal load notification submitted to a highway or police authority which complies with the requirements of the STGO is a valid notification. There are no powers under the STGO to allow authorities to require the ESDAL website to be the sole means of transmitting abnormal load notifications to highway and police authorities.
 
Highways England that runs the ESDAL portal has always been quite clear that it has no intention of sponsoring legislation to make the use of ESDAL compulsory. In recent years several authorities have suggested this, and also that hauliers should be charged for notifications, and have discovered in due course that neither of these options are possible or legal.
 
Indeed, it is sometimes not fully appreciated that the whole notification process to highway authorities is instituted solely for the benefit of those authorities, the protection of their highway assets and their bridge stocks in particular, and not for the benefit of hauliers and plant operators.

Although Merseyside Police currently mandate the use of ESDAL, Cascade, the Heavy Transport Association, the Construction & Plant Hire Association and the 500 haulage companies and notifying agents that have signed our petition against them believe their mandate has no basis in law. We continue to work to get this changed. You can sign our petition here

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AJ & MJ Plant Sales Ltd
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Doyle Machinery
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RRC Crane Hire Ltd
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Whyte Crane Hire
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Reigart Contracts Ltd
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Whyte Crane Hire
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Lee Lifting Services
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HiLine Transport
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Baldwins Crane Hire
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J & M Crane & Transport
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Van Elle Ltd
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Ritchie Services
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Robert Purvis Plant Hire
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D & C Mobile Welding Eng Ltd
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Sparrow Crane Hire
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Cranage Haulage Ltd
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Daytona Heavy Haulage Ltd
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Jakto
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Rye Plant Hire
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SJH - All Plant Group Ltd
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Coyle Haulage Ltd
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Telescopic Haulage
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Canning Town Machinery Ltd
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Chris Wright (Baildon) Ltd
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PRS Distribution
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Gray Plant Hire Ltd
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Gradewell Group
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S G Haulage Ltd
McAuliffe Group
McAuliffe Group
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Explore Transport Limited
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MacDonald Groundworks Ltd
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Total Reclaims Demolition
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Filtermech Plant Sales Ltd
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LPE Plant Ltd
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Peake Plant Transport Ltd
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Southdown Engineers Ltd
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S A Smith Low Loaders
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S McDaid Haulage
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E J Fry Transport and Plant Hire Ltd
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Newfield Haulage
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FGS Plant Ltd
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NMT Crane Hire Ltd
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Walters Group
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J Swingler Transport
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Foundation Piling Ltd
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A E Yates Ltd
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Coppard Plant Hire Ltd
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Shannon Haulage Ltd
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O'Donnell Haulage & Crane Hire Ltd
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M O'Brien Plant Hire
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J Carney Construction Ltd
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Thames Materials Ltd
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SRC Group
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P Young Transport
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Chris Bennett (Heavy Haulage) Ltd
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H F Colton Plant Hire Ltd
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Steve Mayers Transport
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Pat McGowan Transport
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Moorhead Excavations
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Graham Jones Cranes Ltd
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Connop & Son Ltd
Brown & Mason Ltd
Brown & Mason Ltd
Hamptons Heavy Haulage
Hamptons Heavy Haulage
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Tractor Exports Ltd
Tractor Exports Ltd
Squirrel Marine
Squirrel Marine
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John Brindley Ltd
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Hawk Group
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Doherty Heavy Haulage
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L H Featherstone Heavy Haulage
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Osmonds Transport
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London Plant Haulage ltd
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RJ & I Wells
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TDR Transport Services Ltd
Heavyhaul (Chelmsford) Ltd
Heavyhaul (Chelmsford) Ltd
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Sutton Crane Hire
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Oakwood Plant
Heavy Transport Solutions
Heavy Transport Solutions
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Woods Commericals
AbHaulier services customer aasvogel
Aasvogel
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Brennan and Coates
Metcalfe Farms
Metcalfe Farms
Greater London Group
Greater London Demolition
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Anglian Excavations Ltd
Lanmax Plant Haulage
Lanmax Plant Haulage