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British Columbia shipping regulations

British Columbia shipping regulations

British Columbia DOT shipping regulations. Limitations, rules and laws for trucking oversize and over weight loads on the roads and highways in the Province of British Columbia.

British Columbia DOT regulations for oversize shipping.

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Legal load limits.
British Columbia legal load limits:

Length:  14.65 meters (48.06′) from the kingpin to the rear most portion of the trailer. No combinations in length over 23 meters (75.45′) overall without a permit.
Width: No shipment may travel if in excess of 2.6 meters in width (without a permit) unless it is a shipment of hay which is limited to 3.1 meters (122″) or rear view mirrors which are limited to 30 cm (11.8″)on each side additional, auxiliary devices are allowed 30 cm (11.81″) and tires are allowed an additional 10 cm.
Height: No shipment may travel if larger than 4.15 meters (163″) in height without a permit.
Weight: Single axle: 9,100 kg (20,062 lbs) and the same for tandem and tridum axles. A tridem pole trailer: gross weight on any two adjacent axles in a tridum axle group must not exceed 17,000 kg (37,478 lbs). The maximum licensed gross vehicle weight of a vehicle or combination of vehicles must not exceed 63,500 kg* (139,994 lbs) without a permit (see; en B.C Regulation 95/2006, s. 3.)* THIS AMOUNT SEEMS EXCESSIVE. THIS IS THE NUMBER OUR RESEARCH PRODUCED. See; reference link below in “notes” under “maximum gross weight”.
Notes: Not matter what a permit states if there is a sign posted on a highway or road that contradicts your permit the sign will take precedence over the permit so you must immediately stop traveling and get clarification. Section reference: Copyright Queens Printer Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Overhang: 1m in front and .061 – which seems a little odd to us as the rear maximum seems short. Please contact the BC DOT to verify.

Routine trucking permits.
Oversize and overweight trucking permits that are routinely issued by the British Columbia DOT routinely:

Length: 27.5 meters (90 feet, 2 and 43/64 fourths on an inch) in the maximum length for a routine permit in B. C.
Width: 4.4 meters (14 feet, 5 and 15/64 fourths of an inch) is the maximum with you will get from BC DOT on a routine permit.
Height: There is no number provided. The British Columbia DOT permit office wants to assess every load that is over height based on intended routing.
Weight: This is the same as height. They will not give you a solid number for routine. We are going to suggest 63,500 kg (134,994 lbs) since we had trouble locating what we feel was a reasonable maximum limit above for “legal loads limits”. we sure welcome your comments below.
Overhang: 6.5 meters (21 feet, 3 and 29/32 seconds of an inch) for routine permits for overhang.

NOTES: If your shipment is oversize AND overweight you will be required to have two separate permits. Oversize loads are required to have safety flags no less than 16″ x 16″ (46.64 cm) square and be red in color.

Superload information- extraordinary loads.
British Columbia superload information:

Superloads in British Columbia or “extraordinary loads” are defined by the DOT any shipment that is in excess of 85,000 kilograms GVW in weight, 4.4 meters (14 feet, 5 and 15/64ths of an inch) in width, 4.88 meters (16 feet and 1/8th inches) in overall height. Depending on your route you may not be classified as a “Superload” as the British Columbia DOT has  pre-approved designated routes. You can find more (limited) information on super or extraordinary loads here.

Permitted travel times & restrictions.
British Columbia DOT travel times and restrictions for oversize and overweight trucking:

The rule of daylight is defined as 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset in B. C. No travel is allowed after 2 PM on Friday until 12:01 AM on Monday for any load in excess of 3.8 meters (12′ 6″) in width. If your shipment is over 3.5 meters (11′ 6″) in width you are only allowed to travel during daylight hours only with the exception of the Peace River region. For holiday travel restrictions you may not travel after 2 PM on the day before the holiday and after 12:01 on the day after the holiday. Holidays are New Years day, Provincial day, Good Friday, Victoria day, Canada day, Family day, Labour day, Thanksgiving day, Remembrance day, Christmas day and Boxing day.

When pilot cars are required.
British Columbia DOT requires a pilot car (escort vehicle) to accompany your shipment if you are in excess of any of the following dimensions or weights:

Length: For shipments in excess of 27.5 meters (90′) in length you will be required to have 1 rear pilot car (escort vehicle) on all roads. For shipments over 27.5 meters (90′) in length 1 front pilot car/escort and 1 rear pilot car/escort is required.
Width: Shipments in excess of 3.5 meters (11′ 6″) wide you will be required to have 1 front pilot car on two lane roads or 1 rear pilot car/escort on multiple lane roads. In some cases a beacon light may be substituted. In many cases night travel is granted at 304.8 cm (10′ wide). If granted night travel you may be required to have 1 pilot car/escort in the front if your shipment is over 3.2 meters (10′ 5 and 63/64 fourths of an inch”) in width. Shipments that are over 3.5 meters (11′ 5 and 51/64 fourths of an inch”) wide up to 4.4 meters (14′ 5 and 15/64 fourths of an inch) require 1 front pilot car/escort vehicle. Shipments that are over 3.5 meters (11′ 5 and 51/64 fourths of an inch”) wide are permitted to travel at night only.
Height: Depending on your route the BC DOT permit office will determine if you are required to have a pilot car/escort vehicle.
Weight: Weight is on a case by case basis. As long as your shipment can maintain the minimum required speed limit you will probably not be required to have a pilot car/escort by the British Columbia DOT permits office.
Overhang: If you are have more than 6.5 meters (21′ 3 and 29/32 seconds of an inch) of overhang you will be required to have 1 rear pilot car/escort.

Pilot car certifications.
Pilot car (escort vehicle) certifications and requirements for operating in British Columbia:

Pilot car/escort vehicle operators at this time are only required to: 1.) have a valid drivers license and 2.) be over 18 years of age.  We are getting reports that a certification program is in the works but at the time of this update (March 2, 2014) these above 3 requirements are all that is needed to operate a “pilot car” or “escort vehicle” within the Province of British Columbia (see comments below for more information). Your vehicle is required to have a lighted sign box that is a minimum of 180 cm x 35 cm x 10 cm (72″ x 14″ x 4″),  have 2 – flashing lights mounted on the top of the sign box on each side with 2 amber strobe or rotating lights a minimum of 203 mm (8″) mounted between the flashing lights on top of the box as well.

The minimum acceptable size for a rotating amber light is 15 cm in diameter and for strobe lights 11 cm in diameter. Either type of lamp must emit light flashes in 360 degrees.

The sign box must light up and be visible from a minimum distance of 200 meters. The sign box must have either a red and white D sign or a yellow with black lettering stating “OVERSIZE LOAD”, “WIDE LOAD”,  OR “LONG LOAD”. If you have the “D” sign your letter must be no less than 20 cm (8″) in height with a 4 cm (1 5/8″) line thickness. If you have the yellow sign your lettering must be no less than 20 cm (8″) with a 4 cm (1 5/8″) line thickness. The sign box must be mounted on the top of the vehicle and covered when not in operation. You are also expected to have the following items inside of the vehicle: CB radio or high powered 2-way radio, first aid kit, fire extinguisher type A, B & C of at least a 2 liters, 3 reflective road triangles, 3 traffic cones, reflective vest (worn while working), slow/stop sign, 3 red or orange safety colored flags no less than 40 x 40 cm (16″ x 16″), nose cone flashlight and a hard hat.

Shipment, truck & trailer markings.
Truck, trailer and shipment required signs, banners and flags:

All trucks that are hauling oversize or overweight loads must have a strobe, flashing or rotating amber light mounted to the roof that is visible from 360 degrees at a minimum distance of 200 meters (656′). All 4 outermost corners of the overall shipment and any obtrusive points must have flags mounted to them that are safety red or orange in color no less than 40 cm x 40 cm (16″ x 16″) and have the flags exchanged for lighting if moving during the night. A sign stating the nature of the load; “OVERSIZE LOAD”, “WIDE LOAD” or “LONG LOAD” must be mounted to the front and rear of the overall shipment. Signs must be a minimum of 12′ in height and 6′ in width with a yellow background and black letting with lettering thickness no less than 4 cm (1 5/8″) thick.

British Columbia DOT & other information.
British Columbia DOT contact and other useful information:

British Columbia DOT – Central Permit Office
Telephone help line: 800-559-9688 or the have districts so click on area for phone and info.
Hours: 5 AM until 10 PM including all holidays – PACIFIC TIME ZONE.

British Columbia DOT oversize and overweight permit applications online.
British Columbia DOT oversize and overweight permits manuals.
British Columbia Province road conditions and closures.
British Columbia HOS or hours of service rules and regulations
 -.pdf document.
British Columbia DOT spring thaw and frost laws.

The information contained in these pages is research information primarily for use by oversize and overweight trucking company drivers, dispatchers and pilot car companies. While every effort is put into maintaining the accuracy of this information you must absolutely verify this information with the British Columbia Province DOT Permits office before commencing movement.

 

Alabama Truck Scales

Truck scales located in Alabama.

If you are aware of a scale house or truck scales in the State of Alabama or have any additional information about one that we have listed please help our other viewers by letting them know about it at the bottom of this page. We hope this information has helped you.

Heflin, AL – I-20 @ mile marker 214 East bound and mile marker 209 West bound.
Sunflower, AL – route 43 – both North and South bound.
Birmingham, AL – I-20 & I-59 @ mile marker 100 both North and South bound.
Athens, AL – I-65 @ mile marker 355.5 both North and South bound.
Morris, AL – I-65 @ mile marker post 278 South bound only.
Orion, AL – route 231 @ mile marker post 92 both North and South bound.
Dothan, AL – route 231 @ mile marker post 29 South bound only.

Are you aware of any other chicken coops in this state? If so please let us know below.

 

Helpful links:
Alabama oversize shipping rules and regulations.
Alabama oversize trucking permits – DIY.
Alabama oversize and heavy haul shipping companies.
Alabama pilot car companies.

Indiana oversize trucking permits.

Indiana oversize trucking permits.


Indiana oversize trucking permits as well as over-weight permits are super easy!

Save money DIY trucking permits. Oversize and over-weight.

Save money DIY trucking permits. Oversize and over-weight.

 

Now more than every is easy for trucking companies to obtain over-weight and oversize trucking permits directly from the state DOT office.

If you’re looking for ways to cut spending and save money for your trucking company this about doing your own trucking permits and saving money. With technology advancing more and more every day state DOT offices are figuring out ways to cut spending costs as well. That means using technology. In other words if you are having a permit company file your permits for you it’s probably a service that you don’t need. The old esoteric methods of obtaining oversize and over-weight trucking permits aren’t needed anymore. With automation a computer can decide if a load needs to be flagged because it’s too wide or tall rather than a state employee on a salary. Something that trucking company permit providers aren’t bursting at the seams to let you know. All they do is simply forward all of the information that you have to type in to provide them with so they can get the permit to the DOT. You have to enter the information anyway, why not simply do it with the state and save your money.

You can get set up with the state of Indiana in just a few minutes and order oversize and over-weight permits whenever you need them.

It’s easier than you might think and can save your trucking company thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars. Not only can you do this with the state of Indiana but you can do it with almost every other state in the USA and Canada as well. Simply follow a few steps and you are on your way to saving BIG TIME!

  1. Simply create a (OSW) account with the Indiana state DOT  office by clicking here and it only takes a few moments.
  2. You can login to your OSW account here and create your OS/OW application.
  3. Relax and find something else to do and they will take care of the rest for you.

Now if that isn’t one of the easiest ways to save your company thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars what else is left? Trucking companies today simply don’t know about this yet as they are too busy running their own company. It takes a little more effort but it’s worth it in the long run for the savings. If you’d like to share this page with others simply click the green button. If you’d like to share some of your knowledge with our other readers simply use the form below to do so. We thank you for visiting our website.

Yukon Territory shipping regulations

These are the Yukon Territory DOT shipping regulations, limitations, rules and laws for the trucking of oversize and over weight loads over the roads and highways in Yukon Territory.

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Yukon Territory trucking regulations for oversize and overweight shipping.

Yukon Territory Rules & Regulations – for trucking and transport companies.
Yukon Territory DOT Trucking Information.
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Physical address:
British Columbia does permits for Yukon Territory.
British Columbia Ministry or Transportation.
Attn: Oversize trucking/transport permits office.
PO Box 9055 STN PROV GOVT
Victoria, BC  V8W 9E2

Emailextraordloads.dc@gov.bc.ca
Help telephone line: 800-559-9688
Fax: 250-784-2280
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Pacific Time Zone

Click here for the Yukon Territories website for oversize and over-weight hauling permits.

Legal Loads:
Length: Trailer length maximum is 53’.  Overall length can be up to 75′ 4″ long.
Width: 8’ 6” wide.
Height: 13’ 7” tall.
Weight: 13,000 steer axle, 20,000 single axle, 36,300 tandem axle, 52,800 tridem axle.
Overhang: no limits, is only restricted by the overall length of load; 75′ 4″

Routine over-weight, oversize, shipping, trucking and transport permits:
Length: Since Yukon Territory has no said length restrictions you overall length approval will depend on your proposed route.
Width: 16′ on four lanes roads and highways and 15′ on two lane roads and highways.
Height: 15′ is about the most you can get away with on routine permits and main routes. Anything taller than that off of the main roads should prepare to have a route survey performed.
Weight: Yukon Territory allows for 29,700 lbs on a single axle, 50, 600 lbs on a tandem axle and 63,800 lbs on a tridem axle.
Overhang:  Route specific as determined in overall length above.

Notes:  Anything over the above is more than likely is a superload.  Here is the latest superload information.  Lights, flags and signs: Lights are required in positions of flags at night.  Flags are to be positioned on all 4 corners of outer most extreme corners.  Signs should read “WIDELOAD” for wide loads and “LONG LOAD” for long loads.  Loads that are both wide and long you should have OVERSIZE LOAD” banners but a “WIDELOAD” banner may be used.

FROST & THAW LAW RESTRICTIONS: Yukon Territory does have spring weight restrictions and the roads and highways are dependent on conditions.  Overall weight reductions may be imposed up to 50% reductions have been noted.  Check with Yukon Territory permit office for clarification.

Travel times and restrictions:
Travel is permitted 24/7 with the following imposed maximums in Yukon Territory;  10′ 6″ in width, 14′ 6″ in height, 82′ in length.  If load exceeds these dimension daylight only travel is permitted.  No travel on Sunday is permitted, and no travel during the summer months (last Friday in June until the second Monday and September) after 2 pm.  On Fridays and Saturdays you may resume travel at 4 am the following morning.  Holiday restrictions vary so refer you your permit or or contact the Yukon Territory permit office for clarification.

Pilot Car and Escort vehicle information:
Length: If load is over 85′ 5″ long you need one rear pilot car (escort), over 101′ 9″ long requires 1 front and 1 rear pilot car (escort).
Width: If over 10′ 5″ wide 1 rear pilot car (escort) vehicle is required (beacon light may be substituted if not on highway 97).  Over 11′ 5″ requires one rear pilot car (escort), over 12′ 6” requires 1 front and 1 rear pilot car (escort).
Height: If t all depends on your route.  Height in case by case basis for pilot cars (escort).
Weight: Check with Yukon Territory DOT to see if your weight class will require a pilot car/escort.
Overhang: If over 21′  4″ past the last axle in overhang you are required to have one rear pilot car (escort vehicle).

Pilot car and escort vehicle requirements:
All pilot cars/escort vehicles must display a bumper or roof mounted “OVERSIZE LOAD” sign visible from both the front and rear of the vehicle. Sign must be at least 5′ long and 12″ in height, yellow in color with black letters no less than 10″ tall and 1 1/2″ in width. Vehicle must have 2 safety flags red or orange in color and be a minimum of 18″ of length and/or height mounted at a 40 to 70 degree angle on all 4 corners of the vehicle. Company identification signs must be placed on both sides of the pilot car (escort vehicle) displaying the name of the company, phone number and be placed on both the left and right hand sides of the vehicle. These signs must be no less that 8″ tall x 12″ wide and identity writing must be plainly legible. Vehicle must be equipped with a horizontally mounted rotating (or strobe) amber colored flashing light which must be visible from a 360 degree angle from a minimum of 500 feet. Vehicles must be equipped with a CB radio or 2-way communication device, 2 – 5 pound fire extinguishers type A, B and C, a sign with the word “STOP” on one side and “SLOW” on the other with dimensions of no less than 18″ in diameter with a minimum of 6″ letters. A red safety colored flag with handle no less than 18″ square, 3 reflective emergency road triangles or 18″ traffic cones, 2 “OVERSIZE LOAD” banners (yellow with black lettering) and a safety colored (red, orange, yellow or lime green) vest, jacket or shirt (used while directing traffic).

 

The information contained in these pages is research information primarily for use by oversize and overweight trucking company drivers, dispatchers and pilot car companies. While every effort is put into maintaining the accuracy of this information you must absolutely verify this information with the Yukon Territory DOT Permits office before commencing movement.

 

 

Yukon Territory road & highway conditions.
Yukon Territory permit office.
Yukon Territory trucking companies.
Yukon Territory pilot car companies.
Federal bridge formula.
Frost and thaw laws.

Ontario shipping regulations

Ontario shipping regulations

These are the Province of Ontario DOT shipping regulations, limitations, rules and laws for the trucking of oversize and over weight loads over the roads and highways in the Province of Ontario.

The oversize rules, laws and regulations for Canada consist of a lot of pages and a lot of information on all of these pages. We’ve been working on consolidating all os this information in order to supply the best of it to our web viewers but as you can see it still needs work. Hopefully you can find what you need by right clicking on the page then click “find” or “locate in page” depending on which browser you are using. Credit is due here to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation as most of this material has been extracted from their shipping guide.

 

Maximum width:

Vehicle including load – 2.6 m

Exceptions:
Raw forest products (en route) – 2.8 m
Road service vehicles as defined in Part X of the HTA and such vehicles while they are travelling to and from a maintenance site or repair centre – no specified limit
Loose fodder (including rectangular and round bales of hay – no specified limit

Maximum Length:

Single vehicle including load – 12.5 m

Exceptions:
A fire apparatus
A semi-trailer
An articulated bus

Maximum Length:

Semi-trailer including load – 14.65 m

Definition of semi-trailer: A vehicle that is towed by another vehicle and is so designed and used that a substantial part of its weight and load rests on, or is carried by, the other vehicle or a trailer converter dolly through a fifth wheel assembly.
Note: Does not include any extension in length caused by auxiliary equipment or machinery not designed for carrying a load.
Maximum Length (Combination):

Combination vehicles and loads – 23 m

Maximum Height:

Vehicle and load – 4.15 m

Maximum Weight:

Maximum shipping weight allowances are determined using axle configurations and spacings. A permit is required if the axle and/or gross vehicle weight exceeds the limits set out in the HTA.  See e-Laws: Highway Traffic Act Regulation 413/05 – Vehicle Weights and Dimensions — for safe, productive and infrastructure-friendly vehicles.

Farm equipment shipping rules and regulations in Ontario Canada:

Over dimensional farming tractors, harvesters, planters, machinery  machinery, farm tractors, self-propelled implements of husbandry (SPIH) carried on a plated motor vehicle or plated trailer drawn by a motor vehicle are subject to the need for an over dimensional permit.
When an Overweight Permit is Required
The province of Ontario issues permits for overweight vehicles and/or loads when the dimensions and/or weight exceed the limits set out in the Highway Traffic Act.
Permits are issued for indivisible vehicles and/or loads when, if separated into smaller loads or vehicles, would:
Compromise the intended use of the vehicle or load, i.e. make it unable to perform the function for which it was intended,
Destroy the value of the load or vehicle, i.e. make it unusable for its intended purposes or,
Require more than 8 (eight) work hours to dismantle using appropriate resources and equipment.
Permit is issued for the movement of overheight however:

The load must not be made up of articles loaded or mounted one on top of the other in a manner that will create additional height.
Permit is issued for the movement of overwidth however:

The load must not be made up of articles loaded or mounted side by side or crosswise in a manner that will create additional width.
Permit is issued for the movement of overlength however:

The load must not be made up of articles loaded or mounted one behind the other that will create additional length, and any overhang to the rear must not exceed 4.65 m from the center of the rearmost axle.
Permit is issued for the movement of overweight however:

The load must not be made up of more than one article. When crossing bridges, vehicles over 45,000 kg gross weight must be operated at the lowest practicable speed. Bridge postings and load restrictions pursuant to Part VII of the HTA apply.

Bulldozers: An exception may be made in the case of bulldozer blades. Permits are issued for the movement of bulldozers with blades attached up to, and including, 4.27 m in width. The blade must be angled to reduce the overall width of the load when attached to the bulldozer. The blade must be removed when the blade is greater than 4.27 m in width. Bulldozers with blades attached that are 4 m to 4.27 m in width require a private escort warning vehicle.

Permit Application Process
Application forms must be completed in full and may be submitted by fax, e-mail, mail or in person at an Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Permit Issuing Office.
Permit application forms and guidelines for completing the application are available on the ministry website. You can also visit an Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Permit Issuing Office.
Incomplete applications will be returned.
Prior to obtaining an overdimensional permit, there may be other requirements that must be met in order to travel in Ontario, e.g. CVOR, National Safety Code (NSC), etc. Contact MTO at 416-246-7166 ext 6302 or 1-800-387-7736 ext 6302 (Ontario only) to find out about the requirements for operating in Ontario.
It is the operator’s responsibility to comply with registration, fuel tax, and other federal and provincial/state regulations and procedures.
For registration in the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA), contact the Ministry of Finance, Motor Fuels and Tobacco Tax Branch at 1-800-263-7775 for service in English or 1-800-668-5821 for service in French.
To obtain a US DOT (Department of Transportation) operating number, or an operating authority in the USA, call 1-800-832-5660.
To contact municipalities in order to obtain municipal overweight permits, visit the Association of Municipalities of Ontario website: Your Local Government.
To register in the International Registration Plan (IRP), contact MTO at one of the following offices:
Barrie (978) 92 Commerce Park Drive, Unit 4, Barrie ON L4N 8W8
Tel: (705) 739-6368 Fax: (705) 739-6300
Port Hope (959) 138 Hope Street Norht, Port Hope, ON L1A 2P1
Tel: (905) 885-8318 Fax: (905) 885-4268
TorontoToronto (991) (Downsview) 2680 Keele Street, Building E, Room 159, Downsview, ON M3M 1G7
Tel: 416-235-4774 Fax: 416-235-5299
Windsor (932) 150 Ouellette Place, Suite 210, Windsor ON N8X 1L9
Tel: (519) 972-0237 or (519) 972-8866 Fax: (519) 972-8341

Superloads or extreme moves: It is possible that Ontario may require that a bond, or other security, sufficient to cover the cost of repairing possible damage to the highway be posted before issuing the permit.
A permit grants the movement of overweight loads on highways under provincial jurisdiction. Municipalities may accept ministry permits or issue their own for highways under their jurisdiction. The carrier must contact the appropriate municipalities to ensure compliance with local laws.

Types of Permits:
The ministry issues four types of permits; Annual, Project, Single Trip and Special Vehicle Configuration. Each overweight permit will have specific conditions attached and these must be strictly adhered to. The permit may be terminated for breach of any condition and the permit holder may be subject to prosecution.

Permits must be carried and produced on demand by a police officer or an officer appointed for carrying out the provisions of the Highway Traffic Act. Permit holders accept responsibility for any and all damage that may be caused to overhead wires, structures, highways, encroachments or railway right of ways. Permits may be terminated at the discretion of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles for the breach of permit conditions.
If travel on Highway 407/ETR is planned, you must supply the transponder serial number and plate number(s) of the vehicle(s) planning to travel on Highway 407/ETR. When applying for a single trip or project permit, you must indicate the specific entry and exit points from Hwy 407/ETR when specifying your route. Annual permit holders are permitted to travel on Hwy 407/ETR provided that the carrier complies with the requirement for a transponder. For more information on Highway 407/ETR visit their website.

Annual Permits

An annual permit is valid for 12 months from the date of issue on all King’s highways. The annual permit also allows travel on Highway 407 ETR provided that the commercial vehicle has a valid transponder. The maximum dimensions permitted on an annual permit are as follows:
Single vehicle:
length 12.50 m, including a maximum rear overhang of 4.65 m
weight as per the Highway Traffic Act
Combination vehicles:
length 25 m, including a maximum rear overhang of 4.65 m
to obtain overweight privileges up to 63,500 kg, contact an MTO office
Note: rear overhang may be greater than 4.65 m with the Weight & Load Engineer’s approval.
Width: 3.70 m on two lane highways and 3.85 m on multi-lane highways (standard for both single and combination vehicles)
Height: 4.26 m (standard for both single and combination vehicles)

Annual permit applications are normally processed within 10 to 15 business days of receipt. In order to avoid delays in obtaining an annual permit, please ensure the permit request is submitted a minimum of 30 days prior to the requested start date of the permit.

Project Permits

A project permit is issued to allow contractors to move similar loads, objects and structures over the same specified route for a period of up to, and including 6 months, depending on the duration of the contract.
Applicants for project permits must attach a copy of the contract to the application. The letter of contract must be written on company letterhead and include the following information:

  • Name and address of the carrier
  • Contract number (if available)
  • Duration of the contract
  • Description of the product being transported
  • Origin of load and destination with complete route specified including municipal roads

Once all required documentation has been received, traffic and construction concerns will be assessed prior to the approval and issuance of a permit.
The weights and dimensions provided must be load specific. Therefore, the weights and dimensions specified on the actual permit are those of the load and not the maximum allowable limit. The maximum dimensions permitted on a project permit are as follows:
Combination vehicles:
length up to 36.75 m including a 4.65 m rear overhang, no height limit provided that the load is on a float type trailer (heights of 4.30 m or greater require a route clearance), and height up to 70,000 kg

Single vehicle:
Length: 12.50 m, including a 4.65 m rear overhang
Height: up to 4.26 m
Weight: as per the Highway Traffic Act
Width: up to 4.30 m (standard for both single and combination vehicles).
Note: escort vehicles may be required
Single Trip Permits

A single trip permit is issued to facilitate an overweight move for a one way trip along a specified route for a limited time period. Some applications may require review by the Permit Issuing Office (Head Office) in St. Catharines.
The following dimensions are permitted on single trip permits:
Length: combination vehicles from 23 m to 45.75 m
over 45.75 m (must be submitted to the St Catharines Permit Issuing Office)
single vehicle 12.50 m
Width: from 2.61 m to 5 m (any permit office)
over 5.00 m (must be submitted to the St Catharines Permit Issuing Office)
Height: 4.16 m or greater
maximum height permitted on a flatbed trailer is 4.26 m
Weight: up to 120,000 kg subject to Weight & Load Engineer’s approval
Single vehicle: maximum length is 12.50 m, including an overhang up to 4.65 m
maximum height is 4.26 m
Metric Conversion: Ontario measurement standards are in metric. To convert imperial measurement to metric:
Convert measurement to inches and multiply by 0.0254, e.g.,
9’6″ = (9′ x 12) + 6″
= 108″ + 6″
= 114″
114″ x 0.0254 = 2.89 metres
Convert weight from pounds to kilograms, divide pounds by 2.205,e.g., 154,000 lbs ÷ 2.205 = 69,841 kgs
When applying for a single trip permit, a carrier should apply at a minimum of 24 hours prior to the proposed move date but MTO suggests applying 2 to 3 days prior to the move to allow the Permit Issuing Office sufficient time to process the permit request.
When applying for a permit with exceptional dimensions over 5 m in width, and/or 45.75 m or greater in length, and/or over 120,000 kg, a carrier should submit their application to St. Catharines Permit Issuing Office at least 5 days prior to the proposed move date due to the more involved approval process. The approval process requires a minimum of 72 hours and may take up to 14 days prior to processing.
Loads that are in excess of 120,000 kg, gross vehicle weight, and/or 6 metres in width intending to travel on two lane highways or 7 metres in width if traveling on multilane highways, and/or 45.75 metres in length, are considered to be “superloads”. “Superloads” are not considered to be routine applications and will require additional time for consideration and processing. Applications for “superloads” will require supplementary documentation and be subject to a thorough review by the Ministry of Transportation’s Weight and Load Engineer as well as various senior Ministry management personnel as circumstances may warrant.
Documentation must clearly demonstrate the requirement to make the intended move on the province’s highways; this is done through a Project Justification. The Project Justification would normally include, but is not limited to the following:
Alternate means of transportation (e.g. rail, water, or possibly air) must have been thoroughly investigated and documentation outlining why these methods are not being pursued is to be provided.
Detailed description of the load including engineering drawing where applicable – illustrating the construction of the item and indicating why the item cannot be reduced down in size or weight.
Detailed description of the project the item is intended for, including – construction schedule, consequences of late delivery, economic benefits associated with the project.
Based on the Project Justification documents submitted, the ministry will consider the necessity of permitting the move. Upon satisfactory justification of the project, the applicant will need to provide:
For gross vehicle weights in excess of 120,000 kg, the Ministry of Transportation requires the applicant to hire a designated consultant engineer to evaluate the bridges on route, and submit the evaluation for approval. A list of approved bridge consulting engineers is available from the MTO, St Catharines Permit Issuing Office.
A Traffic Management Plan defining in detail all aspects of the intended move, including:
Detailed escort requirement and procedures identifying the responsibility of all units involved (OPP and private).
Detailed route survey indicating all appropriate locations for road closures, pull-over areas, emergency parking, fuel stops, significant turning movements and any anticipated roadside related activities such as restricting roadside parking.
Contingency plans for breakdowns.
Municipalities requiring separate permits.
All documentation will be subjected to review and approval by MTO prior to the issuance of permits. Consideration will only be given to the move if it can be satisfactorily proven to be absolutely necessary.
Special Vehicle Configuration

Special Vehicle Configuration permits are issued for vehicles that vary from the requirements of the HTA and regulations. The purpose of Special Vehicle Configuration permits is to harmonize configurations, weights and dimensions applicable to a class of vehicles with those of any other jurisdiction; to allow for a trial of a vehicle; or to allow for a variance from a limit within a specific geographical area.

Contact the St. Catharines Permit Issuing Office for special vehicle configuration permits.

Permit Fees
The following fees are effective January 1, 2013.
Annual Permit: $400
Project Permit: $260
Single Trip Permit: prices vary, see below
Oversize: $65
Overweight : weight up to 120,000 kg, travel on provincial highways
up to 100 km: $125
from 101 km to 500 km: $200
over 500 km: $260
Overweight over 120,000 kg, regardless of travel distance: $700
Oversize and overweight:
the same prices as for the overweight permits listed above.
Special Vehicle Configuration: refer to HTA s110.1 (10)
Method of Payment:
Credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express)
All personal cheques must be certified unless payment is sent by mail
Cash for walk in clients only
Night Moves
Night moves are allowed for all permit types with certain restrictions provided that all conspicuity requirements are met.

Criteria 1:  Overlength/Overwidth

Moves allowed: Night moves are allowed for vehicles and loads up to, and including, 3.05 m wide and 25 m long.
Routes: Night moves are restricted to multi-lane controlled access highways with a median. The lane width on these types of highways is 3.75 m.

Criteria 2:  Overheight/Overweight

Moves allowed: Night moves are allowed for vehicles and loads up to, and including, 4.26 m high and 63,500 kg.
Routes: All King’s highways.

Conditions For Both Criteria

Conspicuity Requirements: Conspicuity requirements must be met during a night move. These requirements consist of the extremities being marked with a solid amber lamp(s) visible in the front and rear, conforming to SAE Code P2 or P3 with markings to appear on the lamp(s), and a retro-reflective “D” sign must be present.
Weather Conditions: Night moves are restricted when inclement weather conditions prevail. Inclement weather is described as the following:
“No travel is allowed when road conditions, weather conditions, or visibility make traveling hazardous to the operator or to the driving public. Conditions shall be deemed to be hazardous upon any accumulation of ice or snow on the roadway or if the continuous use of windshield wipers is required. Vehicles that are underway when inclement weather occurs shall exit the road at the first available location and park in a safe place until the weather and road conditions clear.”

Note: overweight moves are allowed for all permit types on statutory holidays, and the preceding day of a statutory holiday, with restrictions.

Statutory Holidays:

New Year’s Day
Family Day – very nice!
Good Friday (Easter)
Victoria Day
Canada Day
August Civic Holiday
Labour Day
Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
Boxing Day – far out!

Overweight moves are allowed between ½ hr before sunrise and noon on a statutory holiday for dimensions that do not exceed:
width of 3.70 m on two lane highways and 3.85 m on multi-lane highways
length no greater than 25 m for combination vehicles and 12.50 m for single vehicles
height maximum of 4.26 m
weight no greater than 63,500 kg.
Restrictions

Movement of vehicles and/or loads in excess of the dimensions listed above, is not permitted to travel on a statutory holiday.
Preceding Day:

Preceding day means the day before a statutory holiday restriction. If the statutory holiday is a Saturday, Sunday or Monday, the preceding day is the Friday. If the statutory holiday is on any other day of the week, the preceding day is the day before the holiday.
Moves Allowed

Overweight moves are allowed all day on the preceding day of a statutory holiday for dimensions that do not exceed the following dimensions:
width of 3.70 m on two lane highways and 3.85 m on multi-lane highways
length no greater than 25 m for combination vehicles and 12.50 m for single vehicles
height maximum 4.26 m
weight no greater than 63,500 kg.
Restrictions

Vehicles and/or loads in excess of the dimensions listed above are only allowed to travel between ½ hour before sunrise and noon on the preceding day of a statutory holiday.
Weekend Moves
Weekend moves are allowed for all permit types with certain restrictions on dimensions. Weekend moves also have restrictions during summer months.
Saturdays and Sundays:

Moves Allowed

Overweight moves are allowed all day Saturday and Sunday for dimensions that do not exceed the following dimensions:
width of 3.70 m on two lane highways and 3.85 m on multi-lane highways
length no greater than 25 m for combination vehicles and 12. 5 m for single vehicles
height maximum 4.26 m
weight no greater than 63,500 kg.
Sunday Restrictions in Summer Months

Sunday travel is not permitted between noon and midnight during the restricted summer months of June, July, August (Southern Ontario) and July and August (Northern Ontario) for any overweight vehicles and/or loads.
Fridays:

Moves Allowed

Over dimensional moves are allowed all day for all dimensions except during summer restrictions.
Friday Restrictions in Summer Months

Travel is not permitted between 3:00 pm and midnight during the restricted summers months of June, July, August (Southern Ontario) and July and August (Northern Ontario) for any overweight vehicles and/or loads.

Exceptions

Travel between 3:00 pm and midnight on Fridays during summer restrictions may be permitted for vehicles and/or loads with heights up to, and including, 4.26 m and overall weight not exceeding 63,500 kg.
Long Wheelbase Tractors

Ontario Regulation 413/05 have reaffirmed Ontario’s preference in restricting the wheelbase of tractor units to the 6.20 meter national standard. The wheelbase dimension is measured from the center of the steer axle to the center of the drive axle group (typically the middle of the drive axles). Carriers specialized in the transportation of overweight (O/O) indivisible loads will frequently operate over length tractors to accommodate additional axles, heavier duty suspensions, and/or sliding fifth wheel assemblies for proper weight distribution. These requirements are generally acknowledged by our Ministry, and these carriers are routinely authorized to operate this fleet of specialized vehicles for routine “permitted” transportation of lighter O/O loads. This accommodation, however, is not intended to inadvertently authorize operation of over length tractors equipped with large sleeper berths or living quarters, frequently utilized in other jurisdictions.
Permit issuing staff have been instructed to verify tractor wheelbase dimensions and should they suspect that a carrier is unnecessarily utilizing an over length tractor, they are to ask for clarification and/or support documentation defining the requirements for the over length tractor. Rationale such as on-board generators are frequently unjustified due to their compact size and abundant availability of portable rental units suitable for most applications. Carriers should expect to provide a photograph of the combination in support of their justification.
Congested Traffic
Vehicles and/or loads travelling under a single trip or project permit are subject to a congested traffic condition when travelling in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
The condition below applies to all single trip and project permits with dimensions that exceed the following dimensions:
width of 3.70 m on single highways, 3.85 m on multi-lane highways
length exceeding 25 m
height exceeding 4.26 m
weight in excess of 63,500 kg.
Condition:

This permit is not valid for vehicles travelling in the directions entering the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) between the hours of 7:00am to 9:30am and vehicles travelling in the directions exiting the GTA between the hours of 3:30pm to 6:30pm in the area described as being west of Thickson Rd (Hwy 401); south of King Road (Hwy 400) or Stouffville Road (Hwy 404); and east of Trafalgar Road (Hwy 401), Hwy 8 (Hwy403) to junction 403/407ETR/QEW (QEW).
This permit is not valid for vehicles travelling in the directions exiting the GTA between the hours of 7:00 to 9:30 am, and vehicles travelling in the directions entering the GTA between the hours of 3:30 to 6:30pm in the area described as being west of Whites Road (Hwy 401); south of King Road (Hwy 400) or Stoufville Road (Hwy 404; and east of Hwy 10 (Hwy 401) or Bronte Road (QEW).
Designated Area

G.T.A. Restrictions
Outlined Area — Inbound A.M. and Outbound P.M.

East Limit Thickson Road
North Limit King Road (400), Stouffville Road (404)
West Limit Trafalgar Road (Highway 401), Junction of Highway 403 / 407 ETR / QEW (QEW), Highway 8 (Highway 403)
South Limit Highway 2 (Lakeshore Road)
All travel restricted on: Highway’s 427, 410, 403 (Mississauga Loop)

Shaded Area — Outbound A.M. and Inbound P.M.

East Limit Whites Road, Rouge River
North Limit King Road (400), Stouffville Road (404)
West Limit Highway 10 (401), Highway 25 Bronte Road (QEW)
South Limit Highway 2 (Lakeshore Road)
All travel restricted on: Highway’s 427, 410, 403 (Mississauga Loop)
A.M. time restrictions are 7:00 – 9:30 a.m.
P.M. time restrictions are 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

 

Ontario travel time restrictions.

No travel times and restrictions in Ontario Canada.

Permit Conditions
Conditions contained on all overweight permits must be strictly adhered to. The permit may be terminated for breach of any condition and the permit holder may be subject to prosecution.
Permits issued are not valid in combination with any other permits issued under Section 110.
Security of Loads

Loads being moved under an overweight permit must be firmly bound, or otherwise secured or loaded, in such a manner that no portion of the load may become dislodged or fall from the motor vehicle or trailer on which they are being transported. Regulation 614 under the HTA governs the security of loads and sets out the requirements for various types of loads.
A carrier may apply for an exemption from Regulation 614 when moving an exceptionally large or heavy piece of equipment.
In order to receive an exemption from Regulation 614, the application form must be completed and submitted along with a letter and diagram indicating in detail why the requirements of Regulation 614 cannot be adhered to. The permit will indicate the exemption if it is granted.
Note: The exemption only applies to the Regulation and not to Section 111(2) of the HTA.
Bonds

MTO may require that a bond, or other security, sufficient to cover the cost of repairing possible damage to the highway, be posted before issuing a permit.
Any of the following circumstances may be sufficient to warrant a bond being posted:
where loading on tires must exceed 11 kg per millimeter width,
where loading on axle must exceed 10,000 kg during reduced load period,
where total gross vehicle weight exceeds 120,000 kg subject to engineering analysis of bridge structures and geo-technical assessment of roadway structure,
where overweight vehicles must be routed over substandard bridge structures subject to engineering analysis of bridge structures, or
deemed to be warranted by the Director of the Carrier Safety and Enforcement Branch.
The value of the bond will be determined by the ministry and is not subject to negotiation. The carrier may be required to pay for the services of ministry approved geo-technical and/or structural consultants to assess conditions and evaluate any damages caused by the move.
Flags, Signs and Lighting

Vehicles and/or loads in excess of HTA legal dimensions require special flags and signs. When travelling at night, conspicuity markings must also be met.
Flags:

Vehicles and/or loads in excess of dimensions prescribed under Section 109 of the Highway Traffic Act shall be marked with bright red or orange warning flags of not less than 40 cm square and shall be mounted to the extremities of the vehicle or load. The flag(s) must be kept in good and clean condition so as to not diminish their effectiveness.
“D” Sign or “Oversize Load”:

In addition to flags described above, vehicles and/or loads must display on the front of the vehicle and the rear of the load, in a clearly visible position, a sign visible for a distance of at least 150 m bearing the words “OVERSIZE LOAD” in black letters at least 200 mm high with lines forming the letters at least 30 mm wide on a yellow background, or a “D” sign as illustrated below. When travelling under night moves, the sign shall be made of Level 1, high intensity retro-reflective material (CGSB 62-GP-11M). The sign shall be positioned as to not obstruct lights and other safety devices and removed or covered when not in use.

Canada oversize load sign.

Canadian oversize load sign.

Lighting:

Conspicuity requirements must be met during a night move. These requirements are over and above the lighting requirements set out in the HTA and consist of the extremities being marked with a solid amber lamp(s) visible in the front and rear conforming to SAE Code P2 or P3 with markings to appear on lamp(s).
When travelling under a night move, a retro-reflective “D” sign described above must be present.
Escort Requirements

A permit may be issued on the condition that the permit holder provides an escort vehicle(s) either preceding or following the overweight vehicle or load. A description of when an escort vehicle is required is as follows:
No Escort Required:
for widths from 2.61 m to 3.99 m
for lengths from 23.01 m to 36.75 m
for heights from 4.16 m to 4.86 m
When a Private Escort Warning Vehicle is Required:

Maximum widths:
from 4 m to 4.99 m- 1 escort vehicle required on multi-lane highways
from 4 m to 4.59 m – 1 escort vehicle required on two lane highways
from 4.6 m to 4.99 m – 2 escort vehicles required on two lane highways
One private escort warning vehicle is required to accompany the movement of the authorized load. The private escort warning vehicle shall be required to precede the load on two lane highways or follow the load on multi-lane highways.
A second private escort warning vehicle is required to follow the load authorized by this permit while travelling on two lane highways.

Maximum lengths:
from 36.76 m to 45.74 m – 1 escort vehicle required
rear overhang greater than 4.65 m – 1 escort vehicle required at the rear of load
Exceptions — see Mobile/Modular Homes below.
Height:
4.87 m and greater – 1 escort vehicle (pole car) required
Permit holder is responsible for all horizontal and vertical clearances along the route and must ensure that proper clearance(s) exist. A pilot escort vehicle equipped with a height pole 8 cm higher than the load must precede the load to ensure proper vertical clearances and communicate any obstructions to the driver of the permitted vehicle.

Private Escort Warning Vehicle Requirements:

Where a permit is issued on the condition that the permit holder provides a Private Escort Operator, Warning Vehicle and Equipment:
The escort vehicle(s) shall be operated by a fully (unrestricted) licensed driver of not less than 18 years of age with at least two years experience and a valid driver’s licence.
The escort vehicle(s) shall not have more than 2 axles and a wheelbase length of not less than 2.65 metres and shall be equipped with flashing amber warning lamp(s) located on the roof of the escort vehicle. Lighting shall consist of either a rectangular amber bar positioned perpendicular to the length of the escort vehicle or at least one amber warning lamp conforming to standard SAE J845 or J1318 Class 1 or 2. All lights shall be visible on a 360 degree basis from the vehicle. The lenses must be kept in good and clean condition, free from the accumulation of dirt, snow or pit markings, as to not diminish the effectiveness of the lamp.
Either a “D” or an “OVERSIZE LOAD” sign shall be used. [See “D” sign (as illustrated in Figure 1) attached. If using an “OVERSIZE LOAD” sign, the letters shall be in black on a yellow background]. The sign shall be mounted on the front and rear, or on the roof, of the escort vehicle. The sign shall not obstruct warning lights and other safety devices. If mounted on the roof, the sign shall be perpendicular to the length of the escort vehicle and shall be made of durable rigid material and must not interfere with the view of the light bar or warning light and the sign must be printed on both sides of the panel. The sign shall be removed or covered when not in use.
The escort vehicle(s) and towing vehicle(s) shall be equipped with a working two way radio communication device permitting direct communication between the vehicles.
The escort vehicle(s) shall be equipped with a fire extinguisher in effective working order, six 45 cm (18″) traffic cones and/or portable reflectors approved by the MTO, and extra bulbs to maintain all lights required by this schedule.
All units, including the escort vehicle(s), will be operated with headlights on when travelling on a highway and shall maintain a distance of 60 to 150 metres from the load being escorted.
Caution: Escort vehicles do not have traffic control authority. The escort driver must obey all traffic laws and regulations.

When A Minimum of Two Police Escort Vehicles are Required:

Width: 5 m and greater
Length: 45.75 m and greater
Weight: upon Weight and Load Engineer’s request
There may be instances where, due to the parameters of the highway, escort requirements may change. If necessary, the region(s) may require escorts when normally none are required or additional escorts to those already requiring escorts.
If a police escort is required, it is the carrier’s responsibility to make all arrangements for the escort through the Traffic Supervisor at the originating OPP District Headquarters. The OPP normally requires 14 working days to process an application, but there may be exceptions depending on the circumstances. The carrier must provide the date(s) of the move, the proposed route and particulars of the load. The OPP Traffic Supervisor is responsible for co-ordinating the escort for the entire move and will provide the carrier with written approval for the escort. This approval must be provided to the MTO permit issuer prior to a permit being issued.

Mobile/Modular Homes:

(This includes office and construction trailers and portable schoolhouse)
Mobile/modular homes greater than 29.25 m in length are not permitted to travel in convoy and require TWO private escort warning vehicles to accompany each load.
In addition to the above, annual and project permit holders must provide a private escort warning vehicle on the following highways when the load measurement meets or exceeds the listed widths:
3.00 metres:
528A, 538, 546, 564, 566, 580, 586, 587, 670, 671, 801, 802
3.35 metres:
510, 518, 524,525,528,529, 529A, 553, 556, 560A, 569, 570, 572, 573, 577, 595, 603, 605, 607A, 617, 619, 621, 633, 636, 639, 641, 645, 645, 661, 665, 804, 811, 7036
3.66 metres:
71, 105,101,125,129,130, 502, 516, 519, 527, 532, 540, 542, 547, 548, 551, 552, 557, 562, 563, 571, 579, 582, 585, 588, 589, 590, 593, 594, 597, 599, 600, 601, 602, 607, 608, 609, 611, 614, 615, 618, 622, 623, 625, 627, 628, 630, 631, 634, 638, 640, 642, 643, 644, 651, 657, 658, 664, 667, 668, 673
Highway 144:
From 20 km north of Highway 17 at Whitson Creek (Chelmsford) to the junction of Highway 144 and Highway 101:
For loads ranging in width between 3.66 and 3.99 metres, two private escort vehicles are required.
For loads ranging in width between 4.00 and 4.56 metres, one OPP escort at the front of the load and one private escort vehicle at rear of the load.
For widths greater than 4.57 metres, two OPP escorts are required, one at the front and one at the rear of the load.
Reduced Load Period:

Annual and project permits for moving heavy vehicles, loads, objects or structures in excess of legal weight limits are not valid on any King’s highway during the months of March and April (Southern Ontario) and March, April and May (Northern Ontario). Weights in excess of legal limits are only allowed when specifically authorized to do so under permit conditions.
For the purposes of this restriction the boundary between Northern and Southern Ontario is considered to be:
The Severn River to Regional Road 169 (formerly Highway 169)
Regional Road 169 from Washago to Highway 12
Highway 12, from Regional Road 169 to Highway 7, north of Sunderland
Highway 7 from Highway 12 to Regional Road 7B (formerly Highway 7B), at Carleton Place
Regional Road 7B to Regional Road 29 (formerly Highway 15), and
Regional Road 29 to Arnprior.
Permits are not valid on designated reduced load highways, which are posted according to Section 122(5) of the HTA, under any circumstances. There are very few reduced load highways under provincial jurisdiction. Schedules detailing highways subject to reduced loads are authorized and issued by the Highway Operations and Maintenance Division.
Single trip permits may be issued for movements on highways subject to reduced loading restrictions. However, the Weight and Load Engineer must approve these moves. Annual permits with special weight condition for specific axle weight configurations have an additional condition for reduced load periods.
Corridor Moves

Oversize and overweight trucking permits may be issued to Canadian or US carriers for movements within or through the province of Ontario under the following conditions:

if the move originates and terminates in Ontario;
if the move originates in Ontario and terminates in another province or territory;
if the move originates in another Canadian province or territory, or one of the states of the United States of America, and terminates in Ontario;
if the move originates in another Canadian province or territory and terminates in another/same Canadian province and/or territory, or one of the states of the United States of America, where Ontario is to be used as a corridor.
if the move originates in one of the states of the United States of America and terminates in another Canadian province or territory, where Ontario is to be used as a corridor.
if the move is a mobile home that originates and terminates in the United States of America, Ontario may be used as a corridor.
Note: Canadian or US operators, including Ontario operators, are not permitted to use Ontario as a corridor for state-to-state moves, except for MOBILE HOMES.
Ontario registration requirements must be met and the operator must be in possession of a valid operating authority.
No Convoy Moves

Convoy moves are not permitted. Each load must be separated by at least 45 minutes. When en route, a minimum spacing of 10km is required.
Clearance in Construction Zones

Annual and project permit holders may encounter construction zones where the horizontal clearance has been reduced to less than 3.70m or vertical clearance has been reduced to less than 4.26m. Before traveling through any construction zone, the permit holder is responsible for verifying clearances. Road construction reports can be obtained by visiting Traveller’s Information on the Ministry of Transportation website. Road information can also be obtained by calling the Ministry of Transportation Inquiry Centre at 1-800-268-4686. Cellular users can dial *ROAD or (416)235-1110 and listen to a recorded message will that provides daily updates of provincial construction projects and other pertinent information.

Permit Issuing Office Locations
St. Catharines (Head Office) #061

301 St. Paul Street, 3rd Floor, St Catharines, ON L2R 7R4
Tel: 416-246-7166 or 1-800-387-7736, Dept 4 Fax: 905-704-2545

 

 

The information contained in these pages is research information primarily for use by oversize and overweight trucking company drivers, dispatchers and pilot car companies. While every effort is put into maintaining the accuracy of this information you must absolutely verify this information with the Ontario Province DOT Permits office before commencing movement.

 

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Manitoba shipping regulations

These are the Province of Manitoba DOT shipping regulations, limitations, rules and laws for the trucking of oversize and over weight loads over the roads and highways in Manitoba Canada.

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Trucking & pilot car directory.

Locate trucking companies and pilot car companies in Manitoba, Canada:

Manitoba trucking company directory.
Manitoba pilot cars and truck escorts.



Legal limits.

Legal load limits:

Length: The overall maximum length without a permit is 23 meters.
Width: The maximum width allowed without a permit is 2.6 meters.
Height: 4.15 meters is the maximum height allowed by Manitoba DOT without a permit.
Weight: 9,100 kg on steer (seems high to us so NOT a confirmed number –  use reference link below), tandem axles: 17,000 kgs, tridem: 17,000 kgs,  or 3 axel combination with proper spacing of a 23,700, quadem: 31,600 kgs, 5 axle: 39,500 kgs and 6 axles: 46,500 kgs. Let me refer you to our reference on this for clarification from Manitoba DOT as there are different weight classes.
Overhang: Our researchers are unable to find any information on maximum allowed legal overhang. We did find the pilot car requirements of 25 meters. We will call and update at a later time or you can call Debra Martin at: 204-326-8292 M-F 8-4 – if you do please comment below as this author is writing on a Sat. and they are closed. Thank you!

Routine trucking permits.

Oversize and overweight trucking permits that are issued routinely by Manitoba province:

Length:  30 meters on length is about all you are going to get.
Width: 5 meters wide for routine permits depending on routing.
Height: Depending on routing as Manitoba DOT has designated routes the maximum height is 4.8 meters.
Weight: We were unable to get a solid figure. Manitoba DOT has different zones for weight restrictions so it all depends on which zone you need to travel in. See Manitoba DOT zone map.
Overhang: Based on the comment they made on 25 meters of rear overhang we are going to say that up to this amount is routine. If you need to speak to them call the number located above in “legal load limits” in the “overhang” section.

Superload information.

Manitoba DOT information on suplerloads or extra ordinary loads:

We will do more research on superloads in Manitoba in the future. The Manitoba DOT documentation does not cover or mention much about them so we will need to speak with someone on the phone. We are able to  see that they are well versed in shipping superloads as they mention in their online documentation that there will make arrangements to remove road side signs and replace them for shipments that are in excess of the road width. We will get back to this section soon but in the meantime appreciate any comments you may be able to leave for other visitors below.

Permitted travel times and restrictions.

Manitoba DOT permitted travel times and restrictions:

Daylight travel times are defined as from sunrise to sunset in Manitoba. No travel is permitted after 3 PM on Fridays during the summer months for shipments in excess of 3.4 meters (11′ 2″) wide on seasonal restricted roads. In the spring shipments in excess of 4.6 meters (15′) in width are not allowed to travel on roads during the spring restriction times. On routes that are not seasonally restricted you may proceed (multiple lane roads) until 3 PM as long as you are no wider than 3.7 meters in width (12′ 2″) on Friday and resume travel on Saturday at sunrise however if you are in excess of 25 meters in length (82′) you are not permitted to travel after 3 PM on Fridays during the summer months if you are on a seasonally restricted highway and resume on Saturday at sunrise – you are allowed however to travel on holidays. Sunday travel is permitted for loads up to 3.85 meters (12′ 7″) in width on all roads that have no seasonal restrictions. On a single lane highway on holidays you can not exceed 3.4 meters (11′ 2″) in order to travel. On multiple lane roads you can travel only if you are less than 3.7 meters (12′ 2″). This is very confusing so always refer to your permit for final verification but to help the matter lets go over the restricted routes:

  • Highway 1 from Falcon lake to the Manitoba/Ontario border.
  • Highway 6, 8, 9, 15, 16, 44, 307, 313, 317.
  • Highway 10 from the US border to Riding Mountain National Park.
  • Highway 11 but only north of highway 44.
  • Highway 12 but only north of highway 15.
  • Highway 59 from the west boundary line of Brokenhead to Grand Beach and the South perimeter of St. Malo

Here is the Manitoba link for spring road restrictions with zones to help you with interpretation. Holidays observed are: New years day, Provincial day, Good Friday, Victoria day, Canada day, Family day, Labour day, Thanksgiving day, Remembrance day, Christmas day and on Boxing day.

When pilot cars are required.

Manitoba DOT requires you to have a pilot car if your shipment is in excess of any of the following regulated limits:

Length: Shipments that are in excess of30 meters (98′ 5″) long require 1 pilot car/escort vehicle on the rear of the shipment on all roads. For shipments that include a booster of a jeep that are over 31 meters (101′ 9″) you are required to have 1 rear pilot car vehicle on all roads.
Width: If your shipment is in excess of 4.6 meters (15′) wide then you are required to have 1 front pilot car on single lane roads and 1 rear pilot car/escort on multiple lane roads. If your load is in excess of 3.66 meters (12′) but less than 4.55 meters ( 14′ 7″) then you are permitted to travel at night as long as you have 1 front and 1 read pilot car/escort vehicle on all roads and highways. Mobile homes can travel at night on multiple lane roads as long as it does not exceed 5 meters wide (16′ 4″) but are required to have 1 pilot car on the rear.
Height: If you are approved for a shipment that is over the legal limits Manitoba DOT has designated routes and you are not required to have a pilot car.
Weight: As long as your shipment is able to maintain the minimum speed requirements you will more than likely not be required to have a pilot car as long as your shipment is overweight only.
Overhang: Overhang is approved on a case by case basis. Check with the Manitoba DOT for further information to see if your shipment will require a pilot car due to excessive overhang.

Pilot car certifications.

Manitoba DOT certifications and requirements of pilot cars (escort vehicles):

Pilot car/escort vehicle operators are required to take a Manitoba DOT certification course in order to operate in this province. The certification program is recognized by all US jurisdictions that require PEVO except for New York state. Your vehicle is required to have a lighted sign box that is a minimum of 180 cm x 35 cm x 10 cm (72″ x 14″ x 4″), 2 – 175 mm (7″) diameter flashing lights mounted on the top of the sign box on each side with 2 amber strobing or rotating lights a minimum of 203 mm (8″) mounted between the flashing lights on top of the box as well. The sign box must light up and be visible from a minimum distance of 200 meters (656′). The sign box must have either a red and white D sign or a yellow with black lettering stating “OVERSIZE LOAD”, “WIDE LOAD”,  OR “LONG LOAD”. If you have the “D” sign your letter must be no less than 20 cm (8″) in height with a 4 cm (1 5/8″) line thickness. If you have the yellow sign your lettering must be no less than 20 cm (8″) with a 4 cm (1 5/8″) line thickness. The sign box must be mounted on the top of the vehicle and covered when not in operation. You are also expected to have the following items inside of the vehicle: CB radio or high powered 2-way radio, first aid kit, fire extinguisher type A, B & C of at least a 2 liters, 3 reflective road triangles, 3 traffic cones, reflective vest (worn while working), slow/stop sign, 3 red or orange safety colored flags no less than 40 x 40 cm (16″ x 16″), nose cone flashlight and a hard hat.

To operate in Manitoba you must obtain a light permit. More information is available by calling: 204-985-0920

Shipment, truck and trailer markings.

Truck, trailer and shipment required signs, banners and flags in Manitoba:

All trucks that are hauling oversize or overweight loads must have a strobing, flashing or rotating amber light mounted to the roof that is visible from 360 degrees at a minimum distance of 200 meters (656′). All 4 outermost corners corners of the overall shipment and any obtrusive points must have flags mounted to them that are safety red or orange in color no less than 40 cm x 40 cm (16″ x 16″) and have the flags exchanged for lighting if moving during the night. A sign stating the nature of the load; “OVERSIZE LOAD”, “WIDE LOAD” or “LONG LOAD” must be mounted to the front and rear of the overall shipment. Signs must be a minimum of 12′ in height and 6′ in width with a yellow background and black letting with lettering thickness no less than 4 cm (1 5/8″) thick.

Manitoba DOT contact and other information.

Manitoba DOT contact and other information:

Manitoba DOT – Central Permit Office
Telephone help line, Winnipeg; 877-812-0009 or 204-945-3961 (compliance: 204-945-3890)
Fax line: 204-945-3961
Hours of service: 7:30 AM until 6 PM Monday thru Friday – CENTRAL TIME ZONE.
Manitoba DOT oversize and overweight trucking permits website.
Manitoba spring thaw road restrictions information.
Manitoba DOT axle and axle group weight definitions and restrictions.
Manitoba province current road conditions and closure information.

The information contained in these pages is research information primarily for use by oversize and overweight trucking company drivers, dispatchers and pilot car companies. While every effort is put into maintaining the accuracy of this information you must absolutely verify this information with the Manitoba Province DOT Permits office before commencing movement.

 

Alberta DOT Shipping Regulations

These are the Province of Alberta DOT shipping regulations, limitations, rules and laws for the trucking of oversize and over weight loads over the roads and highways in the Province of Alberta.

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Legal load limits.

Alberta DOT legal load limits:

Length: The overall maximum length allowed in Alberta without a permit is 23 meters (75′ 3″).
Width: The maximum width allowed is 2.6 meters (8′ 6″‘).
Height: The maximum height allowed in Alberta is 4.15 meters 13′ 7″.
Weight: 6,000 kg maximum on steer axle. Tandem axles: 17,000 kg. Tridum axels is 17,000 kilograms (37,478.6 lbs) as well. All axle weights are subject to the size of the tire.
Overhang: We have no information on allowable overhang in Alberta. Please share your knowledge with others below.
Notes:

* Super single tires require “New Generation, Wide Base” tires with a minimum tire width of 445 mm. Available by permit only. Super single tires do not apply to the steering axle.
** These weights for tridem axles apply to provincial highways only. The maximum weight for a tridem axle on a municipal road is 17,000 kg. Permits may be available to achieve heavier weights.
*** All axle weights are subject to minimum tire size. The maximum weight per tire shall not exceed the lesser of the tire manufacturer’s weight rating or the width of the tire stamped on the sidewall multiplied by 10 kg/mm.
Source: Alberta Transportation

Routine trucking permits.

Oversize and overweight trucking permits that are routinely issued by the Alberta DOT:

Length: 52 meters (170′ 8″) is about the maximum length you can get by with on a routine permit.
Width: 14′ 7″ wide depending on routing  for routine trucking permits.
Height: 5.3 meters (17′ 5″) in height is the cut off point for routine permits of course contingent on routing.
Weight: Weight is where you run into a problem. Alberta wants to know every single detail down to the size of tire you are running. Routing being a huge issue we can’t state a “routine” weight as it all depends on your axle spacings, combinations and tire sizes. Just for a safe number we’re going to say a routine permit caps out at 43,359.2 kilograms (100,000 lbs).
Overhang: 6.09 meters is about the most you can get on routine depending on routing.

Superload information.

Alberta superload information:

The maximum width normally allowed is 7.32 meters (24′) so anything over this width is a superload. We are researching information pertaining to shipping superloads in the province of Alberta Canada. If you happen to have expertise or knowledge of trucking superloads in this province please share your information for our other viewers below. Thank you.

Permitted travel times & restrictions.

Alberta DOT travel times and restrictions for oversize and overweight trucking:

The rule of 1/2 hour before sunrise until one full hour after sunset is observed in Alberta. Travel is allowed on Fridays until 3pm in the afternoon for loads that exceed 3.85 meters in width (12′ 7″) (WE WILL NEED TO DOUBLE CHECK THIS AS IT WAS LEFT AS A CORRECTION COMMENT BELOW). Travel is otherwise allowed and unrestricted on Saturdays unless stated on your permit.  Night travel is permitted for loads that are over length as long as you have 1 rear pilot car/escort vehicle and are on multiple lane roads. If your shipment is no longer than of 42 meters (137′ 10″) on a single lane road you will be required to have1 front pilot car/escort vehicle and 1 rear pilot car/escort vehicle. Weekend travel is permitted for loads that are over length only. If your shipment is in excess of 4.45 meters (14′ 7″) in width you will be permitted to travel only during daylight hours. If over 3.85 meters (12′ 7″) in width you may not travel on Sundays. There is not travel permitted on the following holidays: New Years day, Provincial day, Good Friday, Victoria day, Canada day, Family day, Labour day, Thanksgiving day, Remembrance day, Christmas day and on Boxing day.

Adverse weather conditions: If adverse weather conditions are reported you may not proceed with your shipment and are required to remain where ever you are. If adverse weather conditions interrupt your shipment you are required to pull over at the nearest suitable location even if it is on the side of the road unless you are over width. Over width loads must continue until they are able to completely turn off of the road and remain until adverse weather conditions stop. If your shipment is over 4.45 meters (14′ 7″) in width or 5.32 meters (17′ 5″) in height you are not permitted to travel with snow or fog visibility less than 150 meters (492′), if the road is covered with snow or ice or sleet or any other conditions that may effect the driver from proceeding with the absolute safety in mind first and foremost.

Frost laws: Alberta does have frost laws but when they are in effect changes every year based on testing with a heat flow model that measures to 30 cm below the surface. So, if you are shipping during the spring months you will need to call the number below for the exact frost law restriction dates. There are exemptions which include milk and bread trucks, farm machinery, water, fuel, fertilizer, mail and buses.

When pilot cars are required.

If your shipment is in excess of any of the following you will be required to have a pilot car escort you:

Length: If your shipment is in excess of 34 meters (111′) in overall length you are required to have 1 rear pilot car on single lane roads. For shipments in excess of 38 meters (124′ 8″) you are required to have 1 front pilot car/escort and 1 rear pilot car/escort.
Width: If your shipment is in excess of 3.85 meters (12′ 7″) wide you are required to have 1 front pilot car/escort on a single lane road or one rear pilot car/escort on multiple lane roads. For shipments over 4.45 meters (14′ 7″) wide require 1 front pilot car/escort and 1 rear pilot car/escort on single lane roads. If your shipment is in excess of 5.5 meters (18′) you are required to have 1 front and 1 rear pilot car/escort vehicle on all roads.
Height: Alberta does not normally use pilot cars with high poles as they have designated routes for shipments that are over height. You can view the routes on the Alberta DOT high load corridor page located here.
Weight: As long as your shipment can maintain the minimum required speed limit you will probably not be required to have a pilot car/escort by the Alberta DOT.
Overhang: If you have overhang that is over 6.5 meters (21′ 4″) you will be required to have 1 rear pilot car/escort vehicle. If your shipment overhang is in excess of 9 meters (29′ 6″) you will be required to have 1 front and 1 rear pilot car/escort vehicle.

Pilot car requirements.

Pilot car (escort vehicle) requirements for operating in Alberta province are as follows:

Pilot car/escort vehicle operators are NOT required to take any sort of DOT certification course in order to operate in Canada. Your vehicle is required however to have a lighted sign box that is a minimum of 180 cm x 35 cm x 10 cm (72″ x 14″ x 4″), 2 – 175 mm (7″) diameter flashing lights mounted on the top of the sign box on each side with 2 amber strobing or rotating lights a minimum of 203 mm (8″) mounted between the flashing lights on top of the box as well. The sign box must light up and be visible from a minimum distance of 200 meters (656′). The sign box must have either a red and white D sign or a yellow with black lettering stating “OVERSIZE LOAD”, “WIDE LOAD”,  OR “LONG LOAD”. If you have the “D” sign your letter must be no less than 20 cm (8″) in height with a 4 cm (1 5/8″) line thickness. If you have the yellow sign your lettering must be no less than 20 cm (8″) with a 4 cm (1 5/8″) line thickness. The sign box must be mounted on the top of the vehicle and covered when not in operation. You are also expected to have the following items inside of the vehicle: CB radio or high powered 2-way radio, first aid kit, fire extinguisher type A, B & C of at least a 2 liters, 3 reflective road triangles, 3 traffic cones, reflective vest (worn while working), slow/stop sign, 3 red or orange safety colored flags no less than 40 x 40 cm (16″ x 16″), nose cone flashlight and a hard hat.

Shipment, truck & trailer markings.

Truck, trailer and shipment required signs, banners and flags:

All trucks that are hauling oversize or overweight loads must have a strobing, flashing or rotating amber light mounted to the roof that is visible from 360 degrees at a minimum distance of 200 meters (656′). All 4 outermost corners corners of the overall shipment and any obtrusive points must have flags mounted to them that are safety red or orange in color no less than 40 cm x 40 cm (16″ x 16″) and have the flags exchanged for lighting if moving during the night. A sign stating the nature of the load; “OVERSIZE LOAD”, “WIDE LOAD” or “LONG LOAD” must be mounted to the front and rear of the overall shipment. Signs must be a minimum of 12′ in height and 6′ in width with a yellow background and black letting with lettering thickness no less than 4 cm (1 5/8″) thick.

Alberta DOT and other information.

Alberta DOT contact  and other information:

Alberta DOT & Central Permit Office
Telephone help line: 403-342-7138 toll free (all of North America): 800-662-7138
Fax: 403-340-5278
Road ban information: Current road bans. Toll free (all of North America): 855-762-3226
6 AM until 12 Midnight Monday – Friday
7 Am until 10 PM on weekends and holidays – MOUNTAIN TIME ZONE

Alberta current road restrictions from construction maintenance and spring thaw law. Excellent resource!
Alberta Canada truck driver hours of service.
Alberta Canada road and weather conditions.
Alberta DOT permit office website.

The information contained in these pages is research information primarily for use by oversize and overweight trucking company drivers, dispatchers and pilot car companies. While every effort is put into maintaining the accuracy of this information you must absolutely verify this information with the Alberta Province DOT Permits office before commencing movement.

 

Wisconsin State Shipping Regulations

These are the Wisconsin State shipping regulations, DOT limitations, rules and laws for the trucking of oversize and over weight loads over the roads and highways.

Wisconsin state shipping regulations and permits.

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Wisconsin State shipping regulations for heavy haul and oversize trucking. DOT legal limits, pilot cars, requirements, road conditions and more.

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Legal load limits.
Legal Loads:

Length: Over all 75′ maximum for a truck and trailer.  Combination of 2 vehicles is  70′ and single vehicle and load is 45′ in maximum length allowed by state law.  They do have some restricted routes for size and routes for combinations.  For more information click here (.pdf).
Width: 8’ 6” wide.
Height: 13’ 6” tall.
Weight: 80,000 lbs. GVW, up to 13,000 lbs on steer axle, 11,000 lbs on a  single wheel or end of an axle, 20,000 lbs on a single axle, 34,000 lbs on a tandem axle.  For more restrictions see link above under “length”.
Overhang: 3′ in the front and 4′ in the rear.  Red flagged in daytime and red light at night.

Routine trucking permits.
Routine over-weight, oversize shipping, trucking and transport permits:

Length: Anything under 130′ long is routinely permitted.  They do have some stuff going on that is odd for some routes so call if you are close to this length.  Manufactured homes and mobile homes maximum is 80′ in length or 110′ combined as per Wisconsin state shipping regulations.
Width: Up to about 16′ in length for routine permits.  Anything over than is going to take time.
Height: 14′ is about the most you can get away with on routine permits and main routes.  The Wisconsin state shipping regulations are going to want to route you on Federal Highways.  If over 15′ 6″ expect possible permit delays depending on your route.  They seem to have no height limits but you have to be specific on your proposed routing and take them specific plan.  This is a good thing as you will probably NOT be required to do a route survey as they are pretty organized on their maximum height capabilities.

Weight: They have frost laws in effect from March 15 – May 15 so confirm that it’s even possible to ship during these months.  Steer: 13,000, Single up to 20,000 lbs., up to 65,000 lbs. on Tandem, Tridem up to 81,000 lbs., Quadem, up to 90,000 lbs.  5 axles up to 100,000 lbs., 6 axle up to 166,000 lbs., 7 axle up to 182,000 lbs., 8 axles up to 191,000 lbs.  Over 150,000 lbs is a super load.  This is all depending on axle spacing and tractor configurations.
Overhang: Nothing specified so it’s a case by case basis.

Legal travel times.
Travel times and restrictions:

Sunrise to sunset applies with no half hour window stated.  Night time travel is permitted for loads under 100′ in length, 12′ in width and 13′ 6″ in height.  Travel on the weekend is allowed for all loads that are under 100′ long, 12′ wide and 13′ 6″ in height from Memorial day until Labor day..  All loads over these limits can only travel until 12 noon on Saturday from Memorial day and Labor day.  No travel is allowed from 4 pm until 11 pm on Fridays or Sundays.  No holiday travel on New Years day, Labor day, Memorial day, Thanksgiving day, Independence day and Christmas day.  If the holiday is on a Sunday you can not travel on Monday.  If the holiday is on a Saturday you may not travel on Friday.  IF you are on a humanitarian project you can possibly get the Wisconsin state shipping regulations to work towards your advantage and get the travel times lifted but don’t ask if it’s not a totally legitimate excuse.

When are pilot cars required.
Pilot Car and Escort vehicle information:

Length: 95′ to 110′ one rear pilot car (escort) is required.
Width: Loads over 12’ 6” some roads requires 1 (but not all), 15’ to 16’ feet in width needs 1 front on non divided highways or 1 rear on divided highways.  16’ to 22’ wide requires 1 police escort on some routes.  Non divided roads require 1 police in front, divided 1 police in rear.  You never know with this state as the same load may be able to run at a later date with a civilian escort.
Height: It all depends on your route with this state.
Weight: Check with the Wisconsin State of to see if your weight class will require a pilot car/escort.
Overhang: Who knows?

Notes:  Don’t bid on a shipment or plan on anything in this state without speaking with them first and make sure you get the persons name.  Permits are usually valid for 14 days or one trip which ever happens first.

Pilot car certifications.
Pilot car and escort vehicle requirements:

All pilot cars/escort vehicles must have head lights turned on with hazard lights when in movement on a load as per Wisconsin state shipping regulations.  Amber light must be turned on and NEVER used when not escorting.  You will need two red or orange flags mounted on each side of the vehicle no less than 18″ square.  Pilot cars must have an OVERSIZE LOAD sign mounted on the roof of the vehicle clearly visible from the front and rear of the vehicle.  This sign needs to be yellow in color with minimum dimensions of 12″ in height and 60″ in length with black letters no less than 1 1/2″ thick and 10″ in height.  Driver must be a minimum of 18 years of age and have a state issued escort vehicles operators license.  Vehicle must be equipped with 2 horizontally mounted rotating (or strobe) amber colored flashing light no less than 4″ in diameter which must be visible from a 360 degree angle from a minimum of 500 feet.

Wisconsin DOT.
Contact information:

Physical address:
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Motor Carrier Services (oversize)
PO Box 7980
Madison, WI  53707-7980

Emailoversize-permits.dmv@dot.wi.gov
Help telephone line: 608-266-7320
Fax: 608-264-7751
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 4:o0 pm
Central Time Zone

Wisconsin road & highway conditions.
Wisconsin DOT website – oversize and overweight.
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The information contained in these pages is research information primarily for use by oversize and overweight trucking company drivers, dispatchers and pilot car companies. While every effort is put into maintaining the accuracy of this information you must absolutely verify this information with the Wisconsin State DOT Permits office before commencing movement.

West Virginia State Shipping Regulations

West Virginia State Shipping Regulations

These are the West Virginia State DOT shipping regulations, limitations, rules and laws for the trucking of oversize and over weight loads over the roads and highways in the state of West Virginia.

West Virginia state shipping regulations for oversize and overweight trucking as per the DOT permits department.

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The information contained in these pages is research information primarily for use by oversize and overweight trucking company drivers, dispatchers and pilot car companies. While every effort is put into maintaining the accuracy of this information you must absolutely verify this information with the West Virginia State DOT Permits office before commencing movement.

 

 

 

Washington State Shipping Regulations

Washington State Shipping Regulations

Washington state shipping regulations DOT limitations, rules and laws for the trucking of oversize and over weight loads over the roads and highways.

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Legal load limits.
Washington DOT legal load size & weight limitations: 

Length: The maximum overall length allowed legally is 75′.
Width: 8’ 6” wide.
Height: 14’ tall.
Weight: 80,000 lbs.
Overhang: 3′ in the front measured from the manufacturers front bumper and 15′ rear is the maximum and measured from the center of the rear axle.

Routine trucking permits.
Routine over-weight, oversize shipping, trucking and transport permits:

Length: No set limits other than travel times. Case by case basis for routine maximums.
Width: 2 lane, 14′ or less, multi-lane roads with barrier strip 16′
Height:  16′ (note anything over 14′ will be required a pilot car w/height pole).
Weight: Single axle 22,000 lbs, tandem 34,000 lbs, tridum 55,000 lbs, quadem 70,000 lbs, gross weight on 5 axles 99,200 lbs, 6 axles 108,200 lbs, 8 axles 156,000 lbs.  These weights are limitations and totally dependent upon federal bridge formula.  Superload is 200,000 lbs. Also tire weight on all axles – 600 pounds per inch tire width.
Overhang: 3′ in the front and 15′ in the rear – also read in “legal loads” above.

NOTE: Non-divisible loads can not be made smaller or lighter. Exception: Dozers have have blade detached and sitting on trailer. No multiple blades. Loaders may have bucket detached as long as it is a pertinent piece for the loader being transported. No multiple buckets allowed.

Superload information.
Information on superloads for the state of Washington:

Superloads are classified as vehicles or loads that are non-divisible (or a combination of the two) that weigh in excess of 200,000 lbs or over 16′ in height or over 16′ in width in Washington state. A superload application must be submitted 30 days prior if your shipment exceeds the weight maximum or 7 days if exceeding the height or width maximums. You will need to document why it is in the best interest of the people of Washington state to grant you permission to perform the move, show that it can not be reduced in any way reasonable, have a mechanical drawing of the truck, trailer and shipment showing all of the axle positions, why you can’t perform the shipment via water, have an iron clad route in mind, a detailed plan for controlling traffic, how you plan to use your pilot cars, show that you are aware of all railroad route time tables if performing any crossings, and have a way to prove that any kind of emergency vehicle at any time can easily get past you. If you have all of this together then the Washington DOT will take a look at it and may even charge you for their time. Superloads in Washington should be completely handled by a professional or you may loose time and money. If you need assistance please see our consultation section as we have staff that specialize in superload shipments.

Legal truck travel times.
Travel times and restrictions in Washington:

7 days a week.  One half hour before sunrise and one half hour after sunset is permitted.  No movement after 3 pm on Fridays, Sunday and only travel until 12 noon.  Holiday travel is not permitted on the following holidays: New Years day, Memorial day, Labor day, Thanksgiving, Independence day and Christmas day.   If the holiday is on a Saturday or a Sunday there will be no Friday or Monday travel permitted.  The Washington State permit office is closed on the above holidays in addition to Martin Luther Kings day, Presidents day and Veterans day however travel is not restricted on these holidays as well as Columbus day and George Washington’s birthday.  Night travel is permitted for shipments that are under 12′ wide, 14′ 6″ in height and 105′ overall in length.  Overweight only loads that do NOT exceed any of the legal maximums in width, height or length are permitted to travel 24/7 as long as the tractor can maintain the minimum rated speed limit for that particular road or highway.

Notes:  There are travel restriction times during heavy traffic hours for Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Everett and Vancouver.  Please call the main number above for exact times or refer to the documentation on the permit that is issued.

When are pilot cars required.
Pilot car and escort vehicle information:

Length: If load is over 105′ in length you will be required to have 1 rear pilot car (escort).
Width: If over 11′ in width you will be required to have 1 front and 1 rear pilot car (escort).
Height: If height of load exceeds 14′ 6″ a front high pole pilot car (escort vehicle) is required.
Weight: If this is your only exceeded limit NO pilot car/escort vehicle is required as long as tractor can maintain minimum road speeds.
Overhang: No set limits, case by case basis.

Pilot car certifications.
Pilot car and escort vehicle certification and equipment requirements:

Pilot car or escort vehicles may be a car, truck of SUV as long as it has a gross vehicle maximum rating at least 14,000 pounds and a wheelbase of at least 60″ in width.  Headlights must be on at all times while escorting shipment. Each vehicle must be equipped with 2 amber lights on top of the vehicle and horizontally mounted rotating (or strobe) amber colored flashing light which must be visible from a 360 degree angle from a minimum of 500 feet.  Company identification signs must be placed on both sides of the pilot car (escort vehicle) displaying the name of the company, phone number and be placed on both the left and right hand sides of the vehicle. These signs must be no less that 8″ tall x 12″ wide and identity writing must be plainly legible. Vehicles must be equipped with a CB radio or 2-way communication device, a 5 pound fire extinguishers type A, B and C.  A sign hand help sign with the word “STOP” on one side and “SLOW” on the other with dimensions of no less than 18″ in diameter with a minimum of 6″ letters. 3 bi-directional road safety triangles.  While operating the vehicle the driver will is required to wear a reflective safety vest, jacket or shirt.  A orange hard hard and a first aid kit must be kept in the vehicle.  A non-conductive height measuring device that is to be used while escorting loads with any height in excess of 14′ 6″ and should be set at a length of no more than 6″ above the actual height of the load and no less than 3″.  Pilot car (escort vehicle) operators are NOT allowed to carry passengers other than co-workers. Washington state escort drivers are required by law to be state certified and have a copy of their Washington State Certification ID in the vehicle at all times.  Some programs in other states may qualify the driver to operate in Washington State but you will want to verify this by calling the main office number above.    Pilot cars (escort vehicles) must keep a distance of no less than 1/2 mile from the shipment they are escorting.  If at any time ANY vehicle either the actual shipment or escorting vehicle is delayed from each other said vehicle MUST pull over and wait for the other to resume position.  All pilot cars/escort vehicles must display a roof mounted “OVERSIZE LOAD” sign visible from both the front and rear of the vehicle.  Sign must be at least 5′ long and 12″ in height, yellow in color with black letters no less than 10″ tall and 1 1/2″ in width.  Sign must be a minimum of 5′ above the pavement.  Vehicle should  have 2 safety flags red or orange in color and be a minimum of 18″ of length and/or height mounted at a 40 to 70 degree angle on all 4 corners of the vehicle but this (the flags) are NOT mandatory at the time of this publishing.

Washington DOT information.
Contact information for Washington state DOT office:

Physical address:
State Department of Transportation
921 Lakeridge Way
PO Box 47367
Olympia, WA  98504-6340

Ports of entry:
The ports do NOT issue permits in the State of Washington.
Bow Hill: (I-5 S) 360-766-6196, Plymouth: (I-82 N) 509-734-7043, Ridgefield: (I-5 N) 360-887-8231, Spokane: (I-90 W) 509-226-3366

Email: if you know of a good one please leave it below.
Help telephone line: 360-704-6340
Fax: 360-704-6350
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 5:o0 pm
Pacific Time Zone

Click here for the State DOT Website for oversize and over-weight hauling permits.
Click here for Washington State road & highway conditions.

The information contained in these pages is research information primarily for use by oversize and overweight trucking company drivers, dispatchers and pilot car companies. While every effort is put into maintaining the accuracy of this information you must absolutely verify this information with the Washington State DOT Permits office before commencing movement.
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