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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Falcon Tower Crane Services Ltd
Falcon Tower Crane Services Ltd
Whyte Crane Hire
Whyte Crane Hire
AbHaulier customer foundation
Foundation Piling Ltd
Castle Commercial
Castle Commercial
O'Donnell Haulage & Crane Hire Ltd
O'Donnell Haulage & Crane Hire Ltd
Telescopic Haulage
Telescopic Haulage
Tirlog Transport GMBH
Tirlog Transport GMBH
AJ & MJ Plant
AJ & MJ Plant Sales Ltd
P Young Transport
P Young Transport
AbHaulier customer lhfeatherstone
L H Featherstone Heavy Haulage
Loades
Loades Movements
AbHaulier services customer Berry Cranes Ltd
Berry Cranes Ltd
Chris Bennett (Heavy Haulage) Ltd
Chris Bennett (Heavy Haulage) Ltd
AbHaulier services customer faulkner
AA & SJ Faulkner Ltd
AbHaulier services customer chh
Continental Holiday Homes
Syd Bishop
Syd Bishop Demolition
P J Thory
P J Thory
G A Smith
G A Smith Ltd
Mar-Train Heavy Haulage Ltd
Mar-Train Heavy Haulage Ltd
O'Halloran & O'Brien Ltd
O'Halloran & O'Brien Ltd
P J Brown Construction
P J Brown Construction
D & C Mobile Welding Eng Ltd
D & C Mobile Welding Eng Ltd
Doyle Machinery
Doyle Machinery
Martin Freight
Martin Freight
Metcalfe Farms
Metcalfe Farms
Oakwood Plant
Oakwood Plant
Tractor Exports Ltd
Tractor Exports Ltd
SJH All Plant Sales
SJH - All Plant Group Ltd
AbHaulier customer sangwin
Sangwin Group
Walters Group
Walters Group
C P L Transport
C P L Transport
AbHaulier customer kinglifting
King Lifting
Poltimore Plant
Poltimore Plant Ltd
Brown & Mason Ltd
Brown & Mason Ltd
AbHaulier customer bpmitchell
B P Mitchell Ltd
AbHaulier customer centralcranehire
Central Crane Hire (Hull) Ltd
AbHaulier customer vdlist
Van der Vlist
AbHaulier customer clancy
Clancy Docwra Ltd
Whyte Crane Hire
Whyte Crane Hire
Tyremen
Tyremen UK Ltd
AbHaulier services customer Barrack Hill Quarries
Barrack Hill Quarries
AbHaulier customer emerson
Emerson Crane Hire Ltd
AbHaulier customer cadman plant
Cadman Plant Ltd
Heavy Transport Solutions
Heavy Transport Solutions
David Howells
David Howells Transport
AbHaulier services customer maponsonby
M A Ponsonby
Rye Plant Hire
Rye Plant Hire
Explore Transport Limited
Explore Transport Limited
AbHaulier customer tdr
TDR Transport Services Ltd
Robert Purvis Plant Hire
Robert Purvis Plant Hire
E J Fry Transport and Plant Hire Ltd
E J Fry Transport and Plant Hire Ltd
AbHaulier customer cranage
Cranage Haulage Ltd
Poxon Transport & Plant Hire Ltd
Poxon Transport & Plant Hire Ltd
McCabe Transport
McCabe Transport
AbHaulier services customer orbital
Orbital Equipment Ltd
P J Labour Services Ltd
P J Labour Services Ltd
AbHaulier services customer connop
Connop & Son Ltd
McAuliffe Group
McAuliffe Group
Anglian Excavations Ltd
Anglian Excavations Ltd
Gradewell
Gradewell Group
AbHaulier customer aspin
Aspin Foundations Ltd
AbHaulier customer gse
GSE Group
RRC Crane Hire Ltd
RRC Crane Hire Ltd
AbHaulier customer cadman cranes
Cadman Cranes
AbHaulier services customer filtermech
Filtermech Plant Sales Ltd
J Swingler Transport
J Swingler Transport
AbHaulier services customer jmc
JMC Hire
N J Doyne
N J Doyne Construction Ltd
Tru7 Group
Tru7 Group
MDF Transport
MDF Transport
AbHaulier customer keaveney
Keaveney Contractors Ltd
Pod-Trak
Pod-Trak Ltd
AbHaulier services customer southdown
Southdown Engineers Ltd
John Brindley
John Brindley Ltd
S McDaid Haulage
S McDaid Haulage
AbHaulier customer chappells
Chappells Of Stubbington Ltd
Wolfe European Ltd
Wolfe European Ltd
Sarens
Sarens
AbHaulier services customer fords
Fords Transport
M & J Evans
M & J Evans Plant Ltd
Sparrow Crane Hire
Sparrow Crane Hire
TJC Plant Group Ltd
TJC Plant Group Ltd
AbHaulier customer donnell
Donnell & Ellis Heavy Haulage
Lee Lifting Services
Lee Lifting Services
AbHaulier customer sasmith
S A Smith Low Loaders
LMD
LMD (Construction Services)
AbHaulier customer mammoet
Mammoet
AbHaulier customer ainscough
Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd
Chris Wright (Baildon) Ltd
Chris Wright (Baildon) Ltd
AbHaulier services customer cjgray
C J Gray Plant Hire Ltd
Robinsons
Robinsons
DMS Heavy Haulage
DMS Heavy Haulage
AbHaulier customer hs
H & S Contractors Ltd
Van Elle Ltd
Van Elle Ltd
Cork Crane Hire
Cork Crane Hire Limited
PP Engineering
PP Engineering Crane Hire
Canning Town Machinery Ltd
Canning Town Machinery Ltd
AbHaulier services customer dds
DDS Demolition
AbHaulier services customer hawk
Hawk Group
AbHaulier customer hall
Hall Construction
LPE Plant Ltd
LPE Plant Ltd
AbHaulier customer nicksampson
Nick Sampson Mechanical Engineering Services
Doherty Heavy Haulage
Doherty Heavy Haulage
AbHaulier customer southern
Southern Cranes & Access Ltd
Thames Materials Ltd
Thames Materials Ltd
Moorhead Excavations
Moorhead Excavations
DBM Construction
D B M Construction
AbHaulier customer ovenden
Ovenden Earthmoving Company Ltd
AbHaulier customer lwwilson
Wilson L & W (Endmoor) Ltd
Horizon Reinforcing & Crane Co Ltd
Horizon Reinforcing & Crane Co Ltd
AbHaulier customer johnsutch
John Sutch Crane Hire
AbHaulier services customer wbs
W B Services UK Ltd
AbHaulier services customer dbj
DBJ Transport Ltd
Collins Earthworks
Collins Earthworks Ltd
Direct Transportation
Direct Transportation
Woods Commericals
Woods Commericals
Jakto
Jakto
AbHaulier customer mkleech
M K Leech Heavy Haualge
Beaver Bridges
Beaver Bridges
Greater London Group
Greater London Demolition
Traffic Facilities
Traffic Facilities
M O'Brien
M O'Brien Plant Hire
BrynThomas
Bryn Thomas Cranes Ltd
Toureen Group
Toureen Group
Lanmax Plant Haulage
Lanmax Plant Haulage
B D Haulage
B D Haulage
Pat McGowan Transport
Pat McGowan Transport
Sutton Crane Hire
Sutton Crane Hire
Collett
Collett & Sons Ltd
Shaw Haulage
Shaw Haulage Ltd
Baldwins Crane Hire
Baldwins Crane Hire
Ainscough Industrial Services
Ainscough Industrial Services
Osmonds Transport
Osmonds Transport
Ritchie Services
Ritchie Services
AbHaulier services customer rrc
Road Rail Cranes
SWS
SWS Ltd
John Dickinson
John Dickinson Transport
MacDonald Groundworks Ltd
MacDonald Groundworks Ltd
Coinford
Coinford Plant Ltd
AbHaulier services customer Blockade Services
Blockade Services
Readypower
Readypower Engineering Ltd
Ruttle Plant
Ruttle Plant
Hallett
Hallett Silbermann Ltd
McGeoghan
McGeoghan Plant Hire Ltd
AbHaulier services customer gray
Gray Plant Hire Ltd
Bray Cranes
Bray Cranes
Steve Mayers Transport
Steve Mayers Transport
L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage Ltd
L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage Ltd
NMT Crane Hire Ltd
NMT Crane Hire Ltd
DCV Engineering
DCV Engineering
James Joyce Transport
James Joyce Transport
Baldwins Support Services
Baldwins Support Services
AbHaulier services customer erith
Erith
Vehicle Routing Services
Vehicle Routing Services
AbHaulier customer williamsshipping
Williams Shipping
Hunter Plant Hire
Hunter Plant Hire
AbHaulier services customer aasvogel
Aasvogel
T W Bowler
T W Bowler Ltd
AbHaulier customer aeyates
A E Yates Ltd
London Plant Haulage Ltd
London Plant Haulage ltd
Thomas Crompton Demolition
Thomas Crompton Demolition
RJ & I Wells
RJ & I Wells
A R Demolition
A R Demolition Ltd
Squirrel Marine
Squirrel Marine
Thomas Plant Hire
Thomas Plant Hire Ltd
Total Rail Solutions
Total Rail Solutions
AbHaulier services customer coyle
Coyle Haulage Ltd
Shannon Haulage Ltd
Shannon Haulage Ltd
AbHaulier services customer daytona
Daytona Heavy Haulage Ltd
B & T Plant Hire
B & T Plant Hire Ltd
AbHaulier services customer astaylor
A S Taylor Transport Ltd
Coppard Plant Hire Ltd
Coppard Plant Hire Ltd
AbHaulier customer jkashbrook
J K Ashbrook Ltd
S G Haulage
S G Haulage Ltd
Danbury Plant Hire
Danbury Plant Hire
Hutchinson Engineering Services
Hutchinson Engineering Services Ltd
AbHaulier customer bronzeshield
Bronzeshield Lifting Ltd
AbHaulier customer northbank
Northbank Demolition Co Ltd
AbHaulier customer truswells
John Truswell & Sons (Garage) Limited
Peake Plant
Peake Plant Transport Ltd
Baldwins Crane Hire
Baldwins Crane Hire
Heavyhaul (Chelmsford) Ltd
Heavyhaul (Chelmsford) Ltd
Vaughan Plant Haulage
Vaughan Plant Haulage
Howell Heavy Haulage Ltd
Howell Heavy Haulage Ltd
Reigart Contracts Ltd
Reigart Contracts Ltd
SRC Group
SRC Group
M K Plant
M K Plant Transport
E J Lidster
J & M Crane & Transport
HiLine Transport
HiLine Transport
Brennan and Coates
Brennan and Coates
Total Reclaims Demolition
Total Reclaims Demolition
AbHaulier services customer wessex
Wessex Demolition & Salvage
NDC
NDC Services Ltd
Witney
Witney Plant Hire Ltd
J Carney Construction Ltd
J Carney Construction Ltd
Carey London Ltd
Carey London Ltd
AbHaulier services customer cmse
Construction Materials South East
Newfield Haulage
Newfield Haulage
AbHaulier services customer sehh
South East Heavy Haulage
AbHaulier customer lamberts
Lambert Brothers Haulage Ltd