Exceptional convoy

At Martin Transports, we guarantee fast and smooth transport of your goods by exceptional convoy in Switzerland and Europe, primarily in Italy. Because of our experience and expertise, many companies call on our services every day to send their goods by exceptional convoy.

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Exceptional convoy

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What is exceptional convoy?

This service concerns the circulation of goods in exceptional convoys, in other words, machines or vehicles running on the road network and whose dimensions and/or weight are likely to hinder traffic. Exceptional convoys are subject to strict rules and prior authorization, with the aim of limiting traffic accidents. Thus, in order to limit the number of exceptional convoys and the inconvenience caused, the load must be an indivisible mass. In other words, the load cannot be able to split into several loads. This type of transport therefore imposes a specific route, specific traffic conditions and finally the use of suitable vehicles.

Types of vehicles concerned by exceptional convoy

Exceptional convoys generally transport goods whose width, length and/or weight are oversized. The latter are characterized by their atypical shape and/or their protrusions, which make them difficult to handle. The transport of these indivisible loads must be done with the greatest precaution. Indeed, any lack of supervision during an exceptional convoy is likely to cause considerable damage to the goods, thus causing serious losses. The vehicles and goods whose circulation on the public highway requires a special authorization are:
● Heavy vehicles (cars, armored tanks, planes)
● Construction elements
● Prefabricated houses
● Machinery parts for heavy industry
● Agricultural and forestry vehicles with an oversized width
● Public works materials

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Frequently Asked Questions

The organization of exceptional convoys is governed by strict rules. At Martin Transports, we offer you solutions that ensure compliance with the rules of such transport. We can organize your exceptional convoy up to 50 meters in size. It is important to point out that the notice period of the order may vary depending on the specificity of the transport.

Specialized in the field of national and international transport since 1948, our skills and experience allow us to provide a wide range of services:

  • Swiss national and international transport : Specialized in international transport between Switzerland and Italy and vice versa, we offer solutions every day to transport your services in the entire Europe.
  • Transport in partial and full loads : We offer transport services in partial and full batches, nationally and internationally.
  • Transport express : We offer an express transport service that adapts to your needs. From small parcels to large batches, we put the ideal vehicle at your disposal.
  • Groupage : Our network of reliable partners allows us to offer you services efficient in groups.
  • Pallet exchange : On request, we have the possibility of exchanging pallets empty in Switzerland and also in Italy.
  • Transport exceptionnel : We offer a transport service for oversized goods in width, length and weight.
  • Transport of dangerous goods (ADR) : Our team is trained and authorized to transport dangerous goods in order to best meet your needs.
  • Goods insurance : On request, we can take out insurance supplement that will allow you to benefit from full compensation for any damage.
  • Customs formalities : we take care of the management of export formalities and of importation which can go as far as the payment of VAT and import taxes.

Our team is here to advise you

Do not hesitate to contact us for any questions regarding the shipment of your goods!

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