The HTA has, and will always, support the safe, legal and responsible transportation of abnormal loads on our roads, as well as the enforcement by authorities against those who seek to profit or gain percieved advantage through non-compliance.
The HTA was formed in 1983 by a group of heavy haulage operators struggling to cope with less than clear regulations regarding the movement of abnormal loads. It seemed apparent that enforcement authorities/police officers were not happy to have abnormal loads on UK roads. 40yrs later, the association is aware of recent, continuous, multi-agency legislative enforcement across the UK, to unprecedented levels, causing operators and end clients delays and unexpected costs.
You do not need to be alone. The HTA welcomes new membership applications from professional operators. If you are not already a member, consider joining us to help support compliance and fairness, whilst promoting best practice and adopting codes of practice to reduce risk.
The HTA has always welcomed Police Abnormal Load Officers as affiliate members – this has always been, and continues to be, free of charge. We continue to work with enforcement authorities and stakeholders to encourage mutual understanding and seek consensus.