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Greater than 2.60 meters to 3.05 meters: Single-trip = $12.10 / Annual = $122.26 Greater than 3.05 meters to 4.27 meters: Single-trip = $18.20 / Annual = $122.26 Greater than 4.27 meters to 5.49 meters: Single-trip = $23.98 Greater than 5.49 meters: Single-trip = $30.41
Greater than 23.00 meters to 25.00 meters: Single-trip = $18.20 / Annual = $122.26 Greater than 25.00 meters to 30.00 meters: Single-trip = $23.98 / Annual = $122.26 Greater than 30.00 meters: Single-trip = $30.41
Greater than 1.00 meters: Single-trip = $3.21 / Annual = $18.20
Greater than 2.00-3.05 (m): Single-trip = $12.10 / Annual = $122.26 Greater than 3.05-5.00 (m): Single-trip = $18.20 / Annual = $122.26 Greater than 5.00: Single-trip = $30.41 / Annual = $122.26 Note: In addition to the fee, there is a $5 fax charge for each permit delivered by this method.
Over 50,000 kg - 61,200 kg:
Single: $60.81 Annual / Contractor: $730.55
Over 61,200 kg - 69,800 kg:
Single: $91.42 Annual / Contractor: $1,217.66
Over 69,800 kg:
Single: $243.44 Annual / Contractor: Not Available Note: In addition to the fee, there is a $5 fax charge for each permit delivered by this method.
ESCORTS AND SIGNS
PR 5033 sets forth new equipment specifications for flags, flashing lights, d-signs, and lighted sign boxes.
A police escort or traffic control as per the NS Temporary Workplace Traffic Control Manual is required at intersections where the load is involved in turning movements that require traffic to be stopped.
Certification – Pilot Car Escort Certification is not currently required.
FINES Up to the discretion of the Ministry.
For more information, please see http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/smp
PORTS OF ENTRYInformation not readily available
PERMIT ORDERINGThe Special Move Permit Application Form can be downloaded at www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/smp
Apply for a Special Move Permit through one of these methods:
Online: Register for a username and password Phone: 1-800-898-7668 (Toll-free in NS) or (902) 424-5851 Fax: (902) 424-4633 Attention: Special Move Permits
Business Registration Unit Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations P.O. Box 1523 Halifax, NS B2J 2Y3 Canada
9N, Maritime Centre 1505 Barrington St.
Hours of Operation:
The Business Registration Unit is open 8:30am-4:30pm, Atlantic Time, from Monday to Friday and closed on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays.
Applications are normally processed within 1 business day of being received. Applications for exceptional moves require approval by Transportation and Public Works and are subject to a 7 day turnaround depending on their complexity.
Receiving the Permit:
When approved the special move permit is sent by fax to the applicant. Please note that an additional $5.00 charge is applied to all faxed permits. The option is also available to have the permit mailed - this must be specified at the time of application.
SPECIAL NOTESRecent Changes - Changes were made on May 14, 2013. The amendments to the regulation increase the maximum allowable weight on Intermediate Weight Roads to 49,500 kg, and they permit the use of selfsteer quad axle semitrailers on Schedule B routes. In addition, A, B, and C train configurations are now permitted to operate on any road, provided they carry no load, and trucks towing trailers with weight ratings less than 10,000 kg are now exempt from the hitch offset requirement.
Nova Scotia's Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal is soliciting interest from industry to partake in a pilot project that will test a new type of hitch that has the potential to greatly increase the stability and safety of truck & trailer combinations, while also improving productivity. Under this pilot, truck & trailer combinations outfitted with an approved roll coupled hitch will be permitted to travel at increased weights (for tridem pony trailers), and with extended hitch offsets.
Long Combination Vehicles are allowed to operate under special move permit in the Province of Nova Scotia.
A Long Combination Vehicle is a commercial vehicle configuration that has a tractor unit hauling two full length semitrailers. Long combination vehicles have a maximum length of 40m, whereas tractor semitrailers can only be 23m in length, and other train configurations can only be 25m long. Because of the additional length, there are different safety, performance, and infrastructure concerns that must be addressed.
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.
GENERAL PERMIT RESTRICTIONSLoads Not Permitted — (1) Where overheight privileges are granted, the load must not be made up of articles loaded or mounted one on top of the other. (2) Where overwidth privileges are granted, the load must not be made up of articles loaded or mounted side by side or crosswise; (3) Where overlength privileges are granted, the load must not be made up of articles loaded or mounted one behind the other and any overhang to the rear must not exceed 4.65 m (15'3") from the centre of the rearmost axle; (4) Where overweight privileges are granted, the load must not be made up of more than one article. When crossing bridges, vehicles over 45,000 kg (99,208 lbs) gross weight must be operated at the lowest practicable speed.
Bonds — The ministry may require a bond or other security, sufficient to cover the cost of repairing possible damage to the highway, be posted before issuing the permit. Any of the following circumstances may be
sufficient to warrant a bond to be posted:
1. Where loading on tires must exceed 11kg per millimeter (24 lbs per inch) width Where loading on axle must exceed 10,000 kg (22,046 lbs) during reduced load period Where total gross vehicle weight exceeds 120,000 kg (264,555 lbs) subject to engineering analysis of bridge structures and geotechnical assessment of roadway structure
4. Where overweight vehicles must be routed over substandard bridge structures subject to engineering analysis of bridge structures
5. 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 will not be subject to negotiation. The carrier may be required to pay for the services of ministry approved geotechnical and/or structural consultants to assess conditions and evaluate any damages caused by the move.
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.
Tow Trucks — Tow trucks require an annual permit for the movement of disabled commercial motor vehicle or a disabled combination of commercial motor vehicle and trailer. Disabled vehicles may only be towed to the first suitable exit off the highway so that it is sufficiently removed from traffic and does not create a hazard.
This type of movement is allowed 7 days a week, in congested traffic conditions, when lighted lamps are required and under police escort. The dimensions allowed are as follows: Overall height — 4.15m (13'7");
overall width — 2.6m (8'6") or the width authorized under an oversize/overweight permit; overall length — subject to being mechanically impracticable to uncouple the combination of vehicles and tow them separately.
Tow trucks for hire to move oversize/overweight loads require a permit specific for dimensional loads.
Weekend/Night Travel – Overweight moves are allowed all day Saturday and Sunday for dimensions that do not exceed the
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.
ON-4 07/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual 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.
Moves Allowed Overdimensional 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 metre national standard. The wheelbase dimension is measured from the centre of the steer axle to the centre 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 overlength 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 overlength 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 overlength tractor, they are to ask for clarification and/or support documentation defining the requirements for the overlength 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.
Night moves are allowed for all permit types with certain restrictions provided that all conspicuity requirements are met.
Criteria 1: Overlength/Overwidth Night moves are allowed for vehicles and loads up to, and including, 3.05 m wide and 25 m Moves allowed: long.
Night moves are restricted to multi-lane controlled access highways with a median. The lane Routes: width on these types of highways is 3.75 m.
Criteria 2: Overheight/Overweight Night moves are allowed for vehicles and loads up to, and including, 4.26 m high and Moves allowed: 63,500 kg.
Routes: All King's highways.
Conditions For Both Criteria 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, Conspicuity conforming to SAE Code P2 or P3 with markings to appear on the lamp(s), and a retroRequirements: reflective "D" sign must be present.
Weather Night moves are restricted when inclement weather conditions prevail. Inclement weather is
Conditions: 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."
Holiday - overweight moves are allowed for all permit types on statutory holidays, and the preceding day of a statutory holiday, with restrictions.
New Year's Day Family Day ON-5 07/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Good Friday (Easter) Victoria Day Canada Day August Civic Holiday Labour Day Thanksgiving Christmas Day Boxing Day Moves Allowed 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 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.