Once a route has been considered feasible, ARC carry out a route clearance which is a specific requirement for loads in excess of 100 / 120 / 125 tons Gross Vehicle Mass (country regulation dependent). Such Route Clearances include inter-alia:
Analysis of road and bridge structures.
Provision of propping or other bridge strengthening measures if required.
Analysis of load and trailer combinations.
Precise and detailed driving directions for the entire route.
Conditions essential for the safe passage of the load, including speed limits and tracking criteria over specific bridge structures.
Liaison with Service Providers in the event that height or width restrictions need removal and replacement before and after the passage of a load.
Liaison with provincial and national authorities, as well as town and city councils.
Escorting of Superloads. – country specific
Post Movement Reports (if requested by the authorities)
Deflection Measurement Surveys (if requested by the authorities) – country specific
Measuring up of width and height restrictions along the routes including intersections and Border Posts through which the loads will pass.
Compiling of tracking drawings through restricted areas such as intersections and Border Posts.
Traffic Accommodation Plans.
Co-ordinating and organising the temporary removal and replacement of overhead Electricity, Telephone, Railway Power lines as well as Traffic Lights, Trees and overhead Portal Signs, and Pedestrian Bridge Structures ass examples.
Modifications of intersections / Border posts / various road infrastructure if found to be inadequate for the loads to successfully negotiate on route.
Upgrading and repair to gravel roads to accommodate the passage of Abnormal loads.