Lead Beneficiary

Germany



Germany is deemed to be a considerable economical nation and as transit country it is relevant for oversize transportation within the South Baltic room.

There is a number of legal requirements concerning oversize transportation.

Such transportations diverge from the norm of “Straßenverkehrs-Zulassungs-Ordnung (StVZO)“. It is an ordinance based on § 6 “Straßenverkehrsgesetz”, enacted by the Ministry of Transport, Building and regional Development.

Oversize transportations comprise four types:
  1. large measurements and small weight,
  2. heavy haulage (small measurements but very high weight),
  3. combination of1.and 2. and
  4. transport of long freights (more than twenty metres).

They cause immoderate using of roads and s they need a permission according to

§ 29 (3) StVO. Basis for this permission is an exception permit pursuant to § 70

StVZO.

Depending on size and freight escort vehicles or police escort are required.

Above such transportations are just allowed at specific periods. During holidays using of several motorways is principally impossible. These periods are called „off-time“. Oversize transports are allowed to proceed only between Monday 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Nearly all transportations with a width above 3,2 metres have to be realized during the night between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Oversize transportations must have a valid permit which have to be obtained from the authorized regulatory agency. For this purpose a request with addressor, receiver, measurements of loads, weights, vehicle registration number, axial distances and axle loads, number of wheels per axle and description of the route have to be conveyed. The agency gives this request to consultation and waits for agreement and issues the permission, which is valid until the end of the following month. In Germany it is common, that oversize transport companies have a continuous permit (one year). 

Permissible vehicle heights, widths and lengths:
 
vehicle type
height
comment
motor vehicles and trailers
4 m
 
 
vehicle type
width
comment
vehicles generally
2.55 m
 
refrigerated vehicles
2.6 m
 
implements, special vehicles, tractor units
2.55 m

3 m with accessory equipment for agriculture and forestry or road maintenance, e.g. sowing machine

 
vehicle type
length
comment
single vehicles
trailers
12 m
 
towing vehicle with one or two trailers
18 m
 
towing vehicle and trailer (with adherence of partial length)
18.75 m
 
articulated vehicle (tractor + trailer)
15.5 m           
 
articulated vehicle (with adherence of partial length)
16.5 m
 
 
 
Permissible axle loads:
 
axial structure
axle load
comment
single axle load
10 t
11.5 t
generally
powered
double axle load
towing vehicle
 
11.5 t
16 t
18 t
19 t
axial distance
< 1 m
≥ 1 m and < 1.3 m
≥ 1.3 m and < 1.8 m

≥ 1.3 m and < 1.8 m drive axle airsprung or double wheeled (2 x 9.5 tons)

double axle load
trailer
 
11 t
16 t
18 t
20 t
axial distance
< 1 m
≥ 1 m and < 1.3 m
≥ 1.3 m and < 1.8 m
≥ 1.8 m
treble axle
 
21 t
24 t
axial distance
≤ 1.3 m
> 1.3 m and ≤ 1.4 m
 
Permissible total weights (single vehicles):
 
vehicle type
weight
comment
generally 2 axes
motor vehicles or
trailers
18 t
 
3 axes
motor vehicle: 25 t
trailer: 24 t
 
4 axes
32 t
2 double axes distance centre at least 4 m
from 4 axes on
32 t
 
 
Permissible total weights (vehicle combination):
 
vehicle type
weight
less than 4 axes
35 t
4 axes
36 t
from 4 axes on
40 t

Permissible dimensions of vehicles with load:

vehicle type
dimensions
comment
vehicles with load generally
width: 2.55 m
height: 4 m
length: 20.75 m
load overhang backwards: 1.5 m
  
load overhang forwards: 0.5 m
 
 
 
route until 100 km up to
3 m
at a height of 2.5 m
   
vehicles for agricultural and forestry purposes
width: 3 m
 
height: 4 m
 
length: 20.75 m
load overhang backwards: 1.5 m
 
load overhang forwards: 0.5 m
at agricultural and forestry products or implements
> 4 m at agricultural and forestry products  
 
route until 100 km up to
3 m
at a height of 2.5 m
 

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Federal Association of SME's, Rostock

NPPE Klaipeda Shipping Research centre


                   

 

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