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Ontario has adopted the National Inspection Standard for annual, semi-annual and Safety Standards
Certificate inspections for the following types of commercial vehicles:
Trucks* Trailers* Buses ON-11 07/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Accessible Vehicles School Purposes Vehicles * (see weight restrictions) The National Standard applies to these commercial vehicle types, starting July 1, 2011.
2011 Load Restrictions:
Under the Highway Traffic Act, the province enforces reduced load restrictions on trucks to protect Ontario's highways during spring thaw, when road damage is most likely to occur.
Note: Reduced loads limits will be in effect where and when signs are posted depending on road and weather conditions. On this page where roads are highlighted, they are restricted at this time.
Under an experimental program, qualified forest companies may move full summer loads on load-restricted highways, for a period of up to a month before the removal of reduced load restrictions, provided they meet the Tire Pressure Control Systems TPCS Program Requirements set out by the Ministry of Transportation for TPCS use in Ontario.
Restriction on Permits Issued Under the Highway Traffic Act:
All annual and project permits for moving of heavy vehicle loads, objects or structures, in excess of limits set out in the Act, unless otherwise specified are not valid on any highways during the months of March and April, in the southern portion of Ontario, and March, April, and May in the northern portion.
For purposes of this restriction, the province is divided, west to east, by a line formed by the Severn River to Regional Rd. 169; Regional Rd. 169 from Washago to Hwy. 12; Hwy. 12, from Regional Rd. 169 to Hwy. 7, north of Sunderland; Hwy. 7, from Hwy. 12 to Regional Rd. 7B at Carleton Place; Regional Rd. 7B to Hwy.
15; and Regional Rd. 29 to Arnprior.
Single trip permits, for moving of overloads on highways not designated in Schedules 1, 2 and 3, may be issued, but are subject to axle controls established by the Ministry of Transportation.
See changes to permit fees noted under “Fees” category, effective January 1, 2013.
Change from the Toronto Police Service – Central Paid Duty Office 40 College Street, Toronto, ON, M5G 2J3 Phone: 416-808-7880 Fax: 416-808-5042
IMPORTANT NOTICEAs of March 15, 2014 a new paid duty system will be in place. There are important changes with the way paid duty requests are processed.
New Customer Form Paid Duty Request Form Paid Duty calculator (Excel) Rates for Officers and Equipment Terms of Agreement (Printable for Customer’s Record Only) Frequently Asked Questions New Customer forms are to be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com.
New Paid Duty requests are to be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revisions and Cancellations are to be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com, and are to include the original request attachment and the Paid Duty ID number.
The Central Paid Duty Office’s cancellation/revision policy for paid duty events has been changed to 24 hours’ notice prior to the start of the paid duty, however the Central Paid Duty Office must receive such notice during its scheduled business hours as posted on the Service website.
Cancellations/Revisions received after scheduled business hours will be processed the following day. Such notice will be subject to a three (3) hour minimum payment per officer along with all associated fees and taxes.
Pending Change - The Province of Ontario is heavily engaged in a modernization of the Oversize/Overweight Permit Issuing systems, with an expected roll-out of on-line services to the carrier community later this year.
Central Region St. Catharines 061 301 St. Paul St., 3rd Floor 416-246-7166 Dept 6306 905-704-2545 (Head Office) Downsview 979 Main Floor, East Bldg, 416-235-3551 416-235-4696 2680 Keele St.
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: These axle weights are based on having no two consecutive axles less than 3'3" apart. 2,000 lbs. per axle or axle group.
Twins are restricted to the following Trans Canada Highways: Rt. 1A Borden to Wood, Rt. 1A Albany to Summerside, Rt. 3 Cherry Valley to Montague.
**SPECIAL NOTE: There are no publicly established, or acknowledged limits set by the government. They consider this information to be extremely confidential due to the inordinate amount of bridges in the province.
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PERMIT RESTRICTIONSGeneral - Permits are valid for the duration of trip only — generally one day (24 hours) due to the small dimensions of province. Return trips and extensions are not available as such, since a new permit must be issued for any additional time or travel required.
Insurance — Required for vehicle and load, and must be presented when acquiring permits, needs to be on file in the limit of $200,000 Public Liability Insurance.
Permits can be purchased and picked up at the Port of entry weigh station rather than being wired ahead of time. Special consideration is given for extraordinary loads.
Weekend/Night Travel – Saturday and Sunday travel is allowed. Travel is only permitted for daylight hours. Restrictions can vary for overweight moves such as no overweight permits during Spring weight restrictions (indivisible loads only).
Holidays – Travel is not restricted on holidays; however the Permit Office is closed on the following
New year’s Day, Christmas Day, Remembrance Day, Boxing Day, Victoria Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Thanksgiving Day, Canada Day, and Labor Day.
Inclement Weather - Special restrictions may apply during July or August for loads exceeding 14' in width.
No provisions or exceptions given for farm equipment.
Oversize/Overweight Permits are not available for divisible loads.
Permit Information Required — Name and address of carrier; owner of load; owner of vehicle;
overall dimensions; load dimensions; dimensions of towed vehicle (if applicable); tractor license;
trailer license; no. of axles; starting point; destination; routes to be travelled; total gross weight;
date of entry; date of exit; load description — if mobile home include home serial #. If overweight, have tire sizes, and axle weights and spacings.
PERMIT TYPESSingle Trips — Effective for duration of travel, unload time, and return. Round trips are not available.
Annual — May be available on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact Confederation Bridge for tolls, 888-437-6565 or 902-437-7300.
ESCORTS AND SIGNSEscort Vehicles and Personnel — Required for load having a width of 12' (1 front, 1 rear) and over and 90' long (1 front, 1 rear). Instructions will be posted on their permit.
Labeling — As indicated on overdimensional and overweight permits, “D” Sign and revolving flashing amber light visible from 360º. “D” sign must be red and white in color and meet the prescribed dimensions below. Two red flags at least 2’7” square shall be on the outer extremities of the load. Signs can be used instead of the flags.
FINES At the discretion of the government.
RESTRICTED TRAVELSeasonal Restrictions - Spring weight restrictions usually start mid-March and end mid-May.
Hours of Service - All drivers, regardless of cycle, must have taken at least 24 consecutive hours off-duty time in the preceding 14 days.
Limitations — A driver may not drive after:
Accumulating 13 hours of driving within a day or within a workshift;
Accumulating 14 hours of on-duty time within a day or within a workshift; or Sixteen hours have elapsed from the start of his/her workshift (the 16-hour period, also called the workshift, is determined by the conclusion of the most recent period of 8 or more hours off duty to the start of the next period of 8 or more hours off duty).
After reaching any of the above limits, a driver must take at least 8 hours of off-duty time before driving again.
Drivers are required to take at least 10 hours off-duty or sleeper-berth time within a day. Two hours of the total 10 hours can be taken throughout the day in blocks of no less than 30 minutes. The two hours cannot be counted as part of a required 8-hour break. Please note, however, that the two additional hours can be added onto a required 8-hour break, thereby creating a consecutive 10-hour break.
PORTS OF ENTRYThere are two ports of entry on Prince Edward Island (“PEI”). Both are airports and are located in the cities of Summerside and Charlottetown. Only the Charlottetown Airport is staffed by CBSA personnel. In the event that clients are arriving by boat or airplane in Summerside and need to apply for a work permit, arrangements should be made in advance. PEI’s primary port of entry is, therefore the Charlottetown Airport. CBSA officers at the airport can be reached by phone at 902.566.7635, or by fax at 902.566.7275.
PERMIT ORDERINGContact the Department of Transportation & Public Works Highway Safety Division at (902) 368SPECIAL NOTES
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.
The maximum load authorized for an axle class is
the lowest of the three following values:
The total capacity of all tires in the same axle class, The front-axle capacity (PNBE), The load limit of the axle class, depending on the time of the year (normal or spring thaw).
The authorized total loaded mass for a truck or a combination vehicle is the lower of the two
The sum of the maximum loads authorized for each axle class, depending on the time of the year (normal or spring thaw), The maximum total loaded mass limit for the class of vehicle or combination vehicle.
See the Road Vehicle Load and Size Limits Guide for Vehicle classifications.
See the Simplified Guide to the Regulation Respecting Special Permits
OVERHANG 6'6" front 13' (4m) rear with permit
PERMIT RESTRICTIONSGeneral - Permits are valid for 7 consecutive days excluding Sunday. In Québec, two sets of regulations apply to trucking: Québec legislation applies to movements within Québec's borders and federal legislation applies to movements extending beyond its borders.
The Ministère des Transports du Québec is responsible for the following:
Operation of trucks on the road network Infractions Load and size limits Special permits (Authorization) Norms for securing loads Transport of dangerous substances Transport of bulk materials The Act respecting owners and operators of heavy vehicles Harmonization of trucking regulations in North America Refer to the Vehicle Load and Size Limits Guide for additional information.
Insurance - Required of vehicle and load, but does not need to be on file with the provincial office.
Weekend/Night Travel – 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 Oversize/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 oversize/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 PQ-3 04/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual 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 oversize/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.
Night moves are allowed for all permit types with certain restrictions provided that all conspicuity requirements are met.