English - Nooteboom Giants on the Road Magazine English - Nr. 5 - 2018 - Page 14

GIANTS ON THE ROAD Abnormal transport in Belgium PAY ATTENTION TO THE DETAILS EVERY EUROPEAN COUNTRY HAS ITS OWN REGULATIONS FOR ABNORMAL TRANSPORT. IN BELGIUM THREE REGIONAL AGENCIES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ISSUING EXEMPTIONS. IN SOME RESPECTS THE SYSTEM WORKS VERY WELL. IN OTHER RESPECTS – SUCH AS THE ROUTES ALONG SECONDARY ROADS – THE TRANSPORT OPERATORS AS WELL AS THE LOCAL ADMINISTRATORS WOULD LIKE TO SEE DIFFERENT SOLUTIONS. WE LIST THE PROS AND CONS OF THE REGULATIONS CONCERNING ABNORMAL TRANSPORT IN BELGIUM. ■  14 With the 3-axle and 4-axle Nooteboom semi low-loaders many transports are allowed to travel on motorways thanks to their low dead weight