Talk:Oversize load

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Perhaps I have misread the guidelines regarding appropriate external links.

I added a link to Oversize Load Escorts, a free directory of pilot escort businesses in the USA and Canada. I acknowledge that I am an owner of that site and should have submitted it here for another editor to add. It seems to me that anyone inquiring about the oversize load industry would most likely also be interested in the pilot escort industry, an intrigal part of the oversize load industry. The link was removed by Ergosum. I request this action be reconsidered. If it is inappropriate, please educate me as to the reasons.

I have no connection to the other site removed by Ergosum, a directory of hundreds (thousands?) of items commonly hauled over the highways and their dimensions. This site seems to provide a valuable tool for anyone planning to haul one of these items. I am curious why this link was labeled as innapropriate by Ergosum. Please site the guidelines referenced above. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Oversize (talkcontribs) 05:07, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a link repository. In WP:ELNO, or "links normally to be avoided", if you read numbers 5, 10, and 11 you will see why these links were inappropriate and were removed. In essence, the link should be pertinent to the subject itself and encyclopedic in nature. Anyone inquiring about the dimensions of commonly hauled oversize loads, or anyone interested in a pilot car escort service can find the information using a search engine. In general, links to commercial sites should be avoided, unless it is central to the article itself. For example, an article about could provide a link to the Amazon website, but an article about a book should not be linked to the page where the book is available for purchase. Other policies which might help you understand the external links policy are: Wikipedia is not a directory #4, Wikipedia is not a how-to guide #1. I hope that helps to clarify things for you. --ErgoSumtalktrib 15:17, 20 June 2009 (UTC)


We keep using weasel words about 'differs in different countries'. The fact that it may differ isn't very informative. We need to give examples or generally true statements. RJFJR (talk) 18:55, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Too Specific[edit]

This article is written too specifically to one area- next to nothing in this article applies to Pennsylvania's regulations on oversize hauling, for example, so someone may be confused/misinformed when seeking information.

Merge preposal[edit]

A merge proposal was suggested in September 2015. It did not get any activity possibly because it was not completed as normal. Although there were merge templates on both articles there was no discussion.
I looked at both articles and found:
  • Both articles essentially are the same.
  • There is nothing specific about "special transport" that can not be covered in this article.
Heavy hauler is a stub article (created in 2007) that could also be merged to this article. Otr500 (talk) 11:06, 2 March 2016 (UTC)