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Inclement Weather - A permit is not valid when highway conditions make it dangerous to convey permitted loads and in any event if visibility is less than 300 m (984 ft.) NB-3 08/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Should weather conditions warrant, District Engineers are authorized to close roads to trucks or to impose weight restrictions on highways, or portions of highways, at any time in order to protect the highway infrastructure.
PERMIT TYPESSingle Trip Permit — Effective for a maximum of seven days.
Annual Permit — Available for semi tractors and single trailer not exceeding 14 ft width, 98.5 ft length,
14.75 ft height Available for truck and single trailer not exceeding 14 ft width, 75ft length, 14.75 ft height Annual permits are available for overweight loads not exceeding a GVW of 130072 lbs.
Quarterly Permit — Same as Annual.
FFES Trip overweight permits - 7 days Based on axles and GVW: 3 to 8 axles and greater (weight up to 30,500 – over 72,000) fees range from $50 - $500 Quarterly or annual overweight permits 3 – 12 months: $102 - $847 Trip oversize permits – 7 days Overlength or overheight, overwidth up to 4.72 m, $50 Overwidth over 4.72 m, $86 Quarterly or annual oversize permits (overwidth or overlength) 3 – 12 months: $51 - $339 Modified Permits or Re-issued Permits $50 The above is a summary and permit fees are subject to change without notice – For detailed fees, verification or inquiries of Permit Fees. Please call: 506-453-2982 for information.
ESCORTS AND SIGNSOperators of vehicles conveying load must not permit the accumulation of vehicles behind load such that the normal flow of traffic is impeded. Operator must slow down, pull over, stop or otherwise allow vehicles to pass.
Operators of vehicles conveying load must maintain at least 500 m (1,640 ft.) between other vehicles conveying loads.
Labeling — As indicated on permit and regulation 2001-67 Escort Vehicles Required —
ON 2-LANE HIGHWAYS:
At the FRONT of loads exceeding 3.65 m (12 ft.) in width.
At the FRONT and REAR of loads exceeding 4.88 m (16 ft.) in width.
At the REAR of loads exceeding 27.5 m (90 ft.) in length.
ON MULTI-LANE DIVIDED HIGHWAYS:At the REAR of loads exceeding 3.05 m (10 ft.) in width, for nighttime travel only.
At the REAR of loads exceeding 3.65 m (12 ft.) in width.
At the REAR of loads exceeding 30.0 m (98 ft. 5 in.) in length.
ON ALL HIGHWAYS:At the FRONT of loads with FRONT overhangs exceeding 3.05 m (10 ft.) At the REAR of loads with REAR overhangs exceeding 3.05 m (10 ft.) Additional escorts may also be stipulated.
NB-4 08/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual When proceeding at a speed greater than 50 km/h, escorts must maintain a distance of not more than 300 m (984 ft.) or less than 250 m (820 ft.) from the vehicle conveying the load.
When proceeding at a speed of less than 50 km/h, escorts must maintain a distance of 150 m (492 ft.) from the vehicle conveying the load.
Escort vehicles are limited to 2 axles and maximum GVW of 8,000 kgs.
D Panel Required:
(a) On FRONT and REAR of vehicle when width exceeds 3.05 m (10 ft.).
(b) On REAR of vehicle when transporting overlength loads.
(c) On REAR of vehicle when rear overhang exceeds 200 cm (6 ft. 6 in.).
(d) On FRONT of vehicle when front overhang exceeds 100 cm (3 ft. 3 in.).
(e) Escort vehicles must be equipped with either a “D” sign or a lighted sign box which must be visible to
(i) From the FRONT when leading an overdimensional vehicle or load.
(ii) From the REAR when following an overdimensional vehicle or load.
“D” sign or lighted sign box are only to be displayed when an oversize move is in progress.
NOTE: “D” sign or lighted sign box are to be constructed as per diagrams on the NBDOT website:
http://www.gnb.ca/0113/trucking/D_sign_specs_English_August_2009.pdf *Reflective tape is required on both sides of front overhang exceeding 100 cm (3 ft. 3 in.), and rear overhang exceeding 200 cm (6 ft. 6 in.), for night travel only.
Certification - Pilot Car Escort Certification is not currently required.
FINES At the discretion of the Ministry.
RESTRICTED TRAVELAll overwidth vehicles or loads with a width greater than 2.6 meters (8’-6”) as well as all commercial vehicles carrying dangerous goods must report to the Confederation Bridge office prior to crossing the bridge. Take exit 47 on Route 16 and follow the signs to the office.
For road conditions: call 511 within New Brunswick 1-800-561-4063 outside of New Brunswick For ferry service interruption: call 511 within New Brunswick 1-888-747-7006 outside of New Brunswick
PORTS OF ENTRYNew Brunswick has several ports of entry with Maine,
Permit applications are now available online at:
www.snb.ca Keyword "Trucking and Transports" Mot Clets "Transport Routier" Fax completed applications to: 506-444-4488 You will need the following information: Name and address of carrier, tractor and trailer serial numbers and license plate.
SPECIAL NOTESRecent Changes - The trucking industry will be able to continue using four-axle semi-trailers, which are not equipped with a self-steer axle, for another five years.
NB-5 08/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claude Williams said current regulations call for use of these semi-trailers to be discontinued on Dec. 31, 2014. This deadline will now be extended to May 31, 2020.
After 2014, a special permit will be required to continue operating a truck tractor and quadrem axle semitrailer without a self-steer axle. Permits will only be available for trailers with a model year of 2014 or earlier.
Truckers wishing to operate these trailers after Dec. 31 will need to contact the permit office at 506-453or by email at email@example.com The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association is pleased to publish this Oversize/ Overweight Permit Manual. Each state analysis includes information in a standardized format: contact, legal limits, special permit limits, general restrictions, types of permits available, fees, escort needs, fines, and restricted travel areas. Telephone numbers, locations, and hours of operation are listed for ports of entry and permit branches. However, readers are always advised to check with the state offices on current laws and procedures. This project could not have been completed without the advice and consultation of many state officials. We thank all of those who provided permit manuals, maps, laws, regulations, and various other forms of documentation.
Legal Notice This SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual is intended only to provide concise, easily read information, useful in planning movements of overdimensional and overweight loads. This Permit Manual is not intended to be an accurate summary of all the applicable laws and regulations. Users of the Permit Manual should confirm the information contained herein before dispatching vehicles and loads. The SC&RA cautions Permit Manual users that state laws and regulations are subject to change without notice, and that some time elapses between the effective date of such changes and the amendment of the Permit Manual to reflect those changes. The SC&RA assumes no responsibility for accident, injury, loss or claim, penalties or any other damage resulting from reliance on the contents of this Permit Manual.
NOTE: See Federal Provincial Territorial Memorandum of Understanding on Interprovincial Weights and Dimensions Summary Information, December 2011. Amendments dated June 1991 – 2011.
Some MOU summaries addressing limits are noted below; however, the noted summaries are not all inclusive and current limits should be reviewed.
In June 1997 amendments to the standards contained in the MOU included the following:
The box length limit for truck-pony trailer and truck-full trailer configurations was increased to 20 metres.
The maximum hitch offset was standardized for all configurations at 1.8 meters.
The minimum wheelbase requirement for all semitrailers, pony trailers and full trailers was standardized at 6.25 m.
The interaxle spacing between the axle(s) on the lead trailer and the converter dolly of A and C Train Doubles can be less than 3.0 m, but weight limit restrictions apply.
The fifth wheel position on the lead trailer of a B Train must not be located more than 0.3 meters behind the center of the last axle on the lead semitrailer.
The steering axle weight limit on straight trucks was increased to 7250 kg.
Weight limit caps on the second trailer of A and C train double trailer combinations were removed and replaced by the requirement that the weight of the tractor drive axles + the weight of the lead trailer axles must be greater than the weight of the second trailer.
In September 2004 additional amendments were made as follows:
A Train Double Trailer Combinations: The box length limit was increased to 20 metres B Train Double Trailer Combinations: A kingpin setback limit of a maximum 2.0 m radius is applied to the second semitrailer.
Recreational Vehicles: The Intercity Bus category was amended to include recreational vehicles, thereby allowing them to be up to 14 metres long NF-2 07/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual
In April 2008 changes and additions were made as follows:
Use of Wide Base Single Tires: For axles fitted with two single tires, each of which has a width of 445 mm or greater, the weight limits were increased to 7700 kg for Single Axles and 15,400 kg for Tandem Axle Groups.
Minimum Track Width for Trailer Axles Fitted with Single Tires: The minimum track width for trailer axles fitted with single tires was reduced to 2.3 m for trailers built in 2007 or earlier (the minimum track width for all axles on trailers built in 2008 or later remains at 2.5 m).
Aerodynamic Devices on Rear of Trucks and Trailers: Aerodynamic devices installed at the rear of trucks, trailers and semitrailers were excluded from measurement of overall length, trailer length, semitrailer length, box length and effective rear overhang (within specific dimensional limits outlined in the MOU) Exclusions from Determination of Overall Width: A clarification was added to exclude from
measurements of overall width:
auxiliary equipment and/or devices not designed or used to carry cargo which do not extend more than 10 cm beyond each side of the vehicle, and rear view mirrors which do not extend more than 30 cm beyond each side of the vehicle
In October 2009 changes and additions were made as follows:
Definition of Track Width: A revised definition was adopted as follows:
Track Width means the width of an axle across the outside faces of the tires measured at any point above the lowest point of the rim Minimum Track Width for Trailer Axles Fitted with Single Tires: The provisions introduced in
April 2008 were amended as follows:
The minimum track width for trailer axles fitted with single tires was reduced to 2.3 m for trailers from model year 2009 or earlier, the minimum track width for all axles on trailers from model year 2010 or later must be no less than 2.5 m Addition of Stinger Steer Automobile Carrier Configuration The Stinger Steer Automobile Carriers was added to the MOU under a “Specialized Vehicle” category. For this category, provinces and territories have agreed to allow these configurations to operate on highways deemed suitable and appropriate by the jurisdiction, either through regulation or by issuance of special permit authorities.
In April 2011 changes were made as follows:
Weight Allowance for Tractors Equipped with Auxiliary Power Units (APU’s):
An additional allowance of up to 225 kg will be provided on the combined weight of the tractor steering axle and drive axle group of a vehicle in Category 1: Tractor-Semitrailer if the tractor is equipped with a functioning Auxiliary Power Unit. In such cases the Gross Vehicle Weight limit for the combination will also increase up to a maximum of 225 kg to accommodate the increased weight of the tractor Minimum Track Width for Trailer Axles Fitted with Single Tires: The provisions introduced in
April 2008 and October 2009 were further amended as follows:
The minimum track width for trailer axles fitted with single tires must be no less than 2.3 m for trailers from model year 2009 or earlier.
The minimum track width for trailer axles fitted with single tires from model year 2010 or later must be no less than 2.45 m.
Any trailer built in or after 2010 that is converted from dual to single tires must bear a label
adjacent to the original compliance label:
Identifying the company, or authorized dealer of a company, under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Canada) that converted the trailer; and Indicating the revised tire and wheel size designation and revised gross vehicle and axle weight ratings
PERMIT LIMITSThe maximum weights are determined from load configuration, the number of tires and their size.
Moves are individually examined and permit limits are accessed.
Insurance - The carrier is liable for any damage caused to any highway. Carriers must post a bond sufficient to cover the cost of repairing an damage to a highway and its bridges that may result from the move.
Weekend/Night Travel – Over weight and overlength permitted loads may travel 24/7; however, for heights over 13’ 6” travel is permitted during daylight hours only. Loads 10’ 2” wide or less may travel 24/7. Loads between 10’ 2” and 12’ are approved for day time travel only on the Trans Canada Highway Route 1 from November through April 1, except during major holidays.
Loads between 12’ and 17’ 5” wide are not approved for night time travel, after 3:00 pm on Fridays or at all on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
Holiday – Travel is prohibited on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day Thanksgiving Good Friday Remembrance Day Easter Monday Christmas Day Boxing Day Victoria Day Inclement Weather – Travel is prohibited during low visibility or wind conditions that create a hazard. Certain areas have spring weight restrictions.
PERMIT TYPESThe various types of special permits are established in the fees Policy (PDF: 142 KB) under section 28 and 29. This includes a break down of the cost for each type of permit.
Over Weight and/or Over Dimension Single Trip A single trip permit issued to a specific tractor/trailer combination for either overweight and/or over dimensional.
Annual Permit An annual permit issued to a specific tractor/trailer combination for either overweight and/or over dimensional Excessive Over Weight and/or Over Dimension Over Mass For a single trip permit issued to a specific tractor/trailer combination for excessive over mass.
Over Dimension For a single trip permit issued to a specific tractor/trailer combination for excessive over weight FEES Based on weight.
Labeling “D” signs (1” high, 8’ long), displayed front or rear. Escort vehicles must be equipped with one roof mounted amber revolving lamp having a light source that will emit alternating flashes of light which must be visible from a distance of 492’ in normal daylight.
Flags must be fluorescent red and be 1’ square. Flags must be displayed on the extremities of the load during daylight hours. Loads with overhang of 5’ 11” or more must display a red light to the rear during darkness.
Certification Pilot Car Escort Certification is not currently required.