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