An exemption permit issued by a Provincial Roads Authority in terms of Article 81 of the National Road Traffic Act, authorising the transportation of an abnormal load or the movement of an abnormal vehicle or a combination of vehicles subject to such terms and conditions and the payment of such fees as may be imposed.
In road transport, an oversize load (or overweight load) is a load that exceeds the standard or ordinary legal size and/or weight limits for a specified portion of road, highway or other transport infrastructure, such as air freight or water freight. There are also load per axle limits. However, a load that exceeds the per-axle limits, but not the overall weight limits, is considered overweight.
The legal dimensions and weights vary between countries and regions within a country. A vehicle which exceeds the legal dimensions usually requires a special permit which requires extra fees to be paid in order for the oversize/overweight vehicle to legally travel on the roadways. The permit usually specifies a route the load must follow as well as the dates and times during which the load may travel.
Exemption permits for abnormal loads are required when exceeding the the below :
Legal dimension limits (for truck-tractor and trailer):
• Length 18500 mm
• Width 2600mm
• Loaded height 4300 mm
• Wheelbase 10000mm
Legal Mass limits:
• Steering axle 7700 kg
• Driving axles 18000 kg
• Trailer axles 24000 kg
(Legal gross combination mass 56000 kg) The above information could vary and these indicators as simply guidelines
We obtain Abnormal permits countrywide and in Botswana, as well as in neighboring countries, such as Namibia, Zimbabwe.