Driving abnormal loads and driving abroad Abnormal loads If you’re transporting a very large load, you’ll need to tell the authorities before the load begins its journey. See GOV.UK for the definition of an abnormal load. Find out how to plan your route and tell the authorities about an abnormal load. Driving abroad If you’re taking a goods vehicle abroad you’ll need a valid passport and other documents depending on where you’re driving. See the guide to taking a goods vehicle abroad on GOV.UK. You can also find more information about the documents you’ll need when you’re driving abroad in the LGV Knowledge Centre.