Some roads are covered by a more formal Timber Transport Management Plan that sets out an agreed traffic management and road monitoring plan to allow carefully controlled timber haulage across sensitive roads. These typically call for vehicles configured for lower impact haulage, with time, seasonal or frequency restrictions on lorry traffic. They may also require pre-emptive maintenance such as ditch cleaning and regular survey to identify early signs of damage to the road.
A Timber Transport Management Plan may also be appropriate where two or more parties access onto the road and will need to agree terms to share the limited road capacity, by scheduling harvesting.
Timber Transport Management Plans are normally shown on the Agreed Routes Map website and may also be listed in the relevant Timber Transport Group pages of the Forum website.