The Sommer-Group is a full-service provider for the smooth handling of oversized and heavy loads.

The permission service as well as the transport escort (BF 3 escort) and police replacement measures are part of their core business. With over 170 employees at several locations in Germany, more than 115 support vehicles - including over 60 BF3 and 55 BF4 support vehicles - and highly trained drivers, we are your competent full-service provider for smooth handling for your heavy-duty transport, irrespective of nationally or internationally.

With the innovative digital solutions AGNES and ERNA, the Sommer-Group has revolutionised the organisation and implementation of special transports.

 

ERNA

ERNA is the digital assistant for the large-capacity and heavy transport industry. She supports  the truck driver and the escort vehicle driver in following the stated route of the approval/permit as well as the associated conditions. Thus ERNA offers a visual representation and auditive announcement of the approved route as well as the driving conditions and instructions. ERNA is available as an app in the Google Play Store for Android devices from 8 inches.

Police replacement measures

Due to the enormous increase in large-capacity and heavy-duty transport requirements; police escorts are increasingly being outsourced to private companies. Sommer has been active in this field from day one and can assume the precise organisation and implementation of police replacement measures for your requirements – both auxiliary police and BF4 support.

Approval Service

One of Sommer’s core competences is the rapid procurement of tailor-made approvals. With our decades of experience and more than 50 dedicated, multilingual employees in this field, we represent rapid application processes and also for the organisation of all local authority requirements.

Accompanied transportation

Rather than always having to look for the optimal transport, Sommer can support you from the planning stage right through to the final destination. Securing, briefing, instructing and redirecting are daily routines for the experienced drivers of our support vehicles. All drivers are regularly trained, are qualified for redirecting vehicles and of course possess the BSK authorisation card.

Foreign Department

Wherever it has to go: Sommer’s foreign department has decades of experience in all country-specific issues. Excellent contacts with local authorities and reliable local partner networks also hereby contribute to your transport being able to reach its destination reliably abroad.

Axle-load weighing

Optimum distribution of axle loads is a prerequisite for safe transport in compliance with regulations. Sommer’s weighing service comes to your premises with a mobile weighing facility so that all requirements are reliably fulfilled before the journey starts.

Organisation of departure control

Permission for heavy-duty transport exceeding 100 t is subject to strict conditions and regulations. In particular, an expert assessor´s opinion must verify the conformity of all important transport features with the permit notification. Sommer will organise the timely preparation of this expert assessor´s report for you.

Sommer Academy

Keeping track of all legal regulations for large capacity and heavy-duty transport – easily achieved with Sommer’s training courses: We can organise tailor-made training events for you with renowned experts. You decide the subjects to be covered and the training location.

Digital Transport Solutions

Sommer Digital Transport Solutions offers 3D laser measurement and detailed documentation of transport routes, tractrix curve analysis and the creation of feasibility studies for processing heavy and oversize loads. By compiling roadbooks and traffic routing measures, we ensure rapid and economical transport.

Traffic management measures

We pave the way for your large-capacity or heavy-duty transport. Following on from a detailed route examination, we then plan, apply for and implement all necessary infrastructure measures and traffic regulations in close coordination with the licensing authorities – the prerequisite for rapid and economical transport.

Road book

We can create a clearly structured road book based on high-resolution video acquisition. Local authorities and transport companies thereby directly receive a valuable tool for the detailed regulation of police-replacing transport escorts on special sections of the route, or on more heavily frequented bypass routes.