How variables on the morphology of an indivisible load plays an important role on the choice of the set of carriers and transport routes. The transportation of an electric capacitor in city areas

Main Article Content

Elson Araujo
Ênio Fernandes Rodrigues


The transportation of an indivisible load also bears the core definition of load transportation in logistics - delivering a load, considering its starting point as far as its destination, the decision upon the best set of carriers and the best transportation route to minimize final transportation costs. This research aimed at describing the issue regarding transportation of indivisible loads in urban areas where the road system might have limited transportation conditions depending on the complexity of the load. All researched books have come up with a number of situations regarding this type of transportation. From the information collected, it was observed that the transportation scenario and its difficulties were similar; a study has been suggested in order to give examples of how this type of transportation works. Results have shown that height, width, length and weight parameters should consider the transportation infrastructure offered, the appropriate set of carriers and the compliance with all legislations.


Download data is not yet available.


Metrics Loading ...

Article Details

Author Biographies

Elson Araujo, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo.

Specialist in Logistics and Operations at the Federal Institute of São Paulo - IFSP - (2018). Traffic Manager of the Traffic Engineering Company of São Paulo (CET-SP) linked to Cargo Transport Management - (GTC, Special Transportation Department), responsible for Operational Coordination of activities such as: Special Freight Transport Inspection and Inspection Transportation of Hazardous Products, Urban Traffic Management, Inspection and Monitoring of Urban Infrastructure Works and Adequations of the Road System, Events (Carnival, GP Brazil F1, Marathons...)

Ênio Fernandes Rodrigues, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo.

PhD in Production Engineering with experience in Administration area with emphasis on Production and Operations. Researcher of the themes related to Transport, Quality, Logistics and Information Technology applied to Logistics. Managed manufacturing operations in industries, transportation and warehousing in the provision of services in cargo and passenger area. Undergraduate professor and postgraduate at the Federal Institute of São Paulo (IFSP).


ALONSO, M.; PLAZA, J. (2010) Developing HMI components for a driver assistance system for safe speed and safe distance. Advances in Transportation Studies, n. 21, p. 5–14.

BAZARAS, D. et al. (2013) Optimal Road Route Selection Criteria System for Oversize Goods Transportation. The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, v. 8, n. 1, p. 19–24.

COMISSÃO EUROPEIA DIRECÇÃO-GERAL DA ENERGIA E DOS TRANSPORTES. (2006) Orientações relativas às Melhores Práticas Europeias para os Transportes Rodoviários Especiais.

COMPANHIA DE ENGENHARIA DE TRAFEGO DE SÃO PAULO. CETSP (2018): Gerencia de Transportes Especiais: Citações em Figuras. São Paulo.

CONTRAN (2006). RESOLUÇÃO No 210 DE 13 DE NOVEMBRO DE 2006. Diario Oficial da União.

DNIT (2016) RESOLUÇÃO No 1, DE 14 DE JANEIRO DE 2016 DNIT. Diario Oficial da União, n. 1, p. 1–32.

FEDDES, G. R. (2012) Abnormal road transport: how to bend the trend? Hvtt12, p. 1–11.

KRPAN, L.; MILKOVIĆ, M.; HESS, S. (2014) Model for Defining the Transport Desire Lines Grid. the Physical Plans of Counties, v. 3651, p. 1411–1421.

MELO, A. C. S. et al. (2010) Knowledge management for improving business processes: an analysis of the transport management process for indivisible exceptional cargo. Pesquisa Operacional, v. 30, n. 2, p. 305–330.

CONTRAN (2008) Código de transito brasileiro CTB. Diário Oficial da União.

PALŠAITIS, R.; PETRAŠKA, A. (2012) Heavyweight and oversized cargo transportation risk management. Transport and Telecommunication, v. 13, n. 1, p. 51–56.

PETRAŠKA, A. et al. (2018) Methodology of Selection of Heavy and Oversized Freight Transportation System. Transport and Telecommunication Journal, v. 19, n. 1, p. 45–58.

PETRU, J.; KRIVDA, V. (2017) Height and width parameters for ensuring passage of excessive loads on roads 2. Journal of Advanced Engineering, v. 57, n. 3, p. 209–217.

RAY, J. J. (2007) A web-based spatial decision support system optimizes routes for oversize/overweight vehicles in Delaware. Decision Support Systems, v. 43, n. 4, p. 1171–1185.

BOURNE, N.; CRINSON, L.; HARDMAN, E.; LUKE, T.; MARTIN, J.; RUTTER, J.; TAYLOR, N.; WEEKLEY, J. (2008) Movement of Abnormal Loads at Night: Final Report.

WAHEED, A.; ADELI, H. (2000) A knowledge-based system for evaluation of superload permit applications. Expert systems with Applications, v. 18, n. 1, p. 51–58.

Most read articles by the same author(s)