Excess lengths and widths can be transported, but with greater effort. It is advisable to take possible transport dimensions into account during the design phase. If necessary, assembly joints should be provided. With very “slim” beams, the assembly and transport effort increases considerably, as additional auxiliary supports are required.
Regulations for overlength transport
Permit requirement and escort vehicles
The information sheet on the equipment of private escort vehicles for the protection of large and heavy goods transports has applied to the equipment of private escort vehicles since 1992. This leaflet was supplemented in 2015 by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (publication in Verkehrsblatt, issue 12-2015, page 404 and following).
Changes in the categories of escort vehicles
Police escorts may be required in difficult traffic conditions and in transport cases where discretionary decisions have to be made.