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1) Loaded vehicles must not travel on the shoulder of the highway unless otherwise specified by policy.
2) Public structures or highway construction may restrict travel of oversize or overweight loads.
3) “D” signs or escort vehicles must not be used unless they are required by permit.
4) All vehicles are subject to any weight restriction imposed by law or regulation such as The Highways and Transportation Act or The Municipalities Act.
5) Permits and/or permit numbers must be available in the vehicle and produced to a peace officer or authorized Ministry representative upon request.
6) At night, red lights must mark the end of any load extending beyond 1m of the extremities of the vehicle.
7) The vehicle may be equipped with extendible load marking lights.
8) Direct crossing of a provincial highway is allowed on restricted travel days (Sunday afternoons, public holidays, etc.) if a flag person is used.
9) Sunrise and sunset are defined by the National Research Council’s Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics.
10) Certain loads may require specific conditions or travel time restrictions. For more details contact the permit office.
11) As a minimum, all loads are to be secured in accordance with The Security of Loads and Trip Inspection regulations.
12) Farm machinery and equipment have specific policies separate from this section. Refer to section 500 of the Weight and Dimension Administration Manual.
13) Mobile homes and building moves have specific policies separate from this section. Refer to section 200 of the Weight and Dimension Administration Manual.
Insurance — Required for vehicle and load, but does not need to be on file with the provincial office.
Weekend/Night Travel – Sunday travel: no travel restrictions on Sundays prior to 12:00 p.m. and no travel on Sundays for vehicles or loads exceeding 3.85m (12.6 ft.) wide after 12:00 p.m.
Night travel: vehicles/loads over 3.85m (12.6 ft.) wide, and up to the 4.45m (14.6 ft.) width limit, require lead and trail escort vehicles on all highways;
The amendment also increases the length limit of vehicles/loads for travel between sunset and sunrise to
31.0m (102 ft.).
At night, red lights must mark the end of any load extending beyond 1m of the extremities of the vehicle.
Holiday – Public holidays and on days specified near public holidays [December 24, 27 and 31]:
no travel restrictions prior to 12:00 p.m. and no travel for vehicles or loads exceeding 3.85m (12.6 ft.) wide after 12:00 p.m.
Inclement Weather – Winter Weights are effective November 16 and continue until March 14 of the following year. The period from November 16 to November 30 and the period from the last day in February until March 14 are subject to restrictions if weather conditions remain or become too mild to allow for the additional weights. Official Spring Restriction Orders are issued every Tuesday and Friday (with the exception of Good Friday) by 12:30 p.m. (CST) during the ban period. Spring road restrictions are dependent on weather. Typically restrictions start in the first week of March, generally in the southwest of the province, and the remainder follow over a two or three week period. When restrictions are implemented, they may be in place for up to six weeks. Restrictions may change with 48 hours notice. If a prolonged cold spell occurs during the restriction season, they may be removed until conditions warrant their implementation again.
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 #.
For additional detailed restrictions and requirements see the Saskatchewan Weights and Dimensions Administrative Manual.
TYPES OF PERMITSSingle Trips — Valid for length of trip; return trip available if not leaving SK.
Annual — Available on a case-by-case basis.
Annual Fleet Permit – to reduce the cost of transporting goods in northern Saskatchewan, the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure is issuing an annual fleet permit to carriers operating on Highways 102, 905 and 915.
PERMIT ORDERINGPhone Most permits are issued immediately over the phone - the required details are recorded and you're provided a permit number verbally. The permit number should be carried in the vehicle for the duration of the permit and is used as a reference for enforcement. Carriers from Canada have the option of being billed for their permit or paying for it at the time of issue. Carriers from the United States must pay for their permit at the time it is issued. The Permit Office will accept VISA, Mastercard and American Express.
SK-6 04/14 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Internet Most single trip permits can be applied for and immediately issued using the online permit application. Some permit applications may require further approval from Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure bridge engineers, but the turn around on these permits is generally very fast. If you wish to issue your own permits online, you must first apply and be approved by the Permit Office. Contact the Permit Office for more information on becoming a self issuer.
Term permits A term permit is a yearly permit issued for overweight or over-dimension vehicles or loads. Term permits usually require a written application request by mail, fax, or email. Term permits with no fee can be issued over the phone without paper documentation.
Not all loads and vehicles are eligible for term permits. Contact the Permit Office at 306-775-6969 for more information on the types of permits that are available and for information on application requirements.
In order to be able to use our self-serve system, you must apply through the Permit Office during regular business hours.
Once approved as a self issuer, you can be added to our online issuing system to view and print your permits as well as issue most of your own permits.
Self issue maximum permit limits:
Loads where the axle group weight exceeds 27,000 kg or the gross weight exceeds 70,000 kg will require approval by Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure bridge engineers. SGI will forward the request for approval to the engineers. Engineer approvals are only completed during regular business hours and may prolong the permit approval process.
Minimum self issuer requirements:
a high speed internet connection Internet Explorer is required (other browsers are not supported) Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 or better 512 mb of memory Adobe Acrobat reader Cookies must be enabled Screen resolution set to 1024 X 768 For more information on becoming a self issuer contact the SGI Permit Office at 306-775-6969.
SPECIAL NOTESRecent Changes – None noted.
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 overdmensional 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 axle groups less than 10' apart.
Note: If the axle spacing on a tandem group is less than 1.2 m, it is considered a single axle. If the axle group spacing on a tridem group is less and 2.4 m, it is considered a tandem group.
Tridem axle groups must have equal spacing between the axles.
See Highways Regulations, Section 14 for minimum interaxle spacing requirements.
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PERMIT RESTRICTIONSGeneral - Highway Regulations, Section 19(3) requires the driver to carry a copy of the permit or the permit number in the vehicle. A hardcopy of the permit is to be given to the applicant at the time the permit is issued. If the permit is issued by phone or fax, a hard copy of the permit is to be mailed to the Permit Holder’s business address if the vehicle will not be required to report to a weigh station.
Divisible load permits not available if overweight.
Overweight Vehicle Single Trip Permit - Unless entering the Yukon via Watson Lake a pending permit is required. This requires you to contact the nearest weigh station and request a overweight vehicle single trip
permit. A request for a pending permit must include the following:
estimated weights per axle license number of unit company name description of load estimated date and of move route of travel They will issue you an actual permit when the truck reports to the weigh station but a pending permit is required for this permit before the start of your trip.
Insurance — Required for vehicle and load, does not need to be on file with the provincial office.
Permit Information Required — Name and address of carrier; 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.
Weekend/Night Travel – Single-Trip: Vehicle under escort must move at night for reasons of public safety or avoid undue delay for other: This exception is found in Highway Regulations, Section 22(4). This section allows the Carrier Compliance Section to determine that an overdimensional vehicle being escorted with one or more escort vehicles should be moved at night for reasons of (a) public safety or (b) to avoid undue delay to other road users. In this circumstance the overdimensional vehicle MUST be accompanied by one or more Carrier Compliance vehicles. These requirements would become permit conditions and must be annotated on the permit.
Multiple-Trip: Daytime travel only Unless operating under Highway Regulations, Section 22(3) & Highway Regulations, Section 22(4), or permit YT-2003-01 vehicles requiring escort to operate on the highway may operate only during the period between one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset. Highway Regulations, Section 22(2).
Vehicles under escort allowed to travel during darkness on certain routes:
One exception to the above is found in Highway Regulations, Section 22(3). It allows vehicles from 3.2 meters wide and up to 4.4 meters, operating under a single trip or multiple-trip overdimensional permit, to
be escorted at any time of day or night on the following:
(a) Alaska Highway from the B.C./Yukon border at kilometre 1008 to Whitehorse:
(b) South Klondike Highway (#2) (c) Haines Rd.(#3) (d) North Klondike Highway (e) Dempster Highway from Kilometre 0 to the Yukon/NWT border.
Travel During Darkness on North Alaska Highway A special permit has been issued under Highway Regulations, Section 23(3) to allow overdimensional vehicles that do not exceed 3.6m in width, to move during darkness on the North Alaska Highway.
Vehicle under escort must move at night for reasons of public safety or avoid undue delay for other:
The other exception is found in Highway Regulations, Section 22(4). This section allows the Carrier Compliance Section to determine that an overdimensional vehicle being escorted with one or more escort vehicles should be moved at night for reasons of (a) public safety or (b) to avoid undue delay to other road users. In this circumstance the overdimensional vehicle MUST be accompanied by one or more Carrier Compliance vehicles. These requirements would become permit conditions and must be annotated on the permit.
Holiday – Travel is allowed on holidays unless stated otherwise on the permit.
In order to accommodate the long-distance nature of heavy truck traffic travelling through Yukon, 48 hours notice is provided via internet, radio and fax before imposing weight restrictions.
Restrictions are subject to change on short notice. If you have any questions regarding changes to upcoming weight restrictions please call (867) 667-3710 or (867) 667-5452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PERMIT TYPESOverdimensional Vehicle Trip Permits There are two different Overdimensional Vehicle Trip Permits. One is a single trip permit and the other is a multiple trip permit.
A single trip or multiple-trip overdimensional vehicle permit is required for all vehicles that exceed legal limits established by Highway Regulation, Section 18(1) which refers to the overall dimensions for each vehicle type listed in Highway Regulations, Schedule 2, Part 1 – Dimension Limits. This means that these permits may be issued for vehicles, buses and farm vehicles or implements. There are a few exceptions to
this overdimensional vehicle permit, as listed below:
(a) fire-fighting equipment or other equipment driven by or for government, in response to an emergency or (b) Vehicles registered as farm vehicles under the Motor Vehicles Act, or are towed farm implements exempt from registration under the Motor Vehicles Act, and are being driven between one half hour before sunrise and one half hour after sunset.
Carriers wanting to move several overdimensional loads may choose to purchase a Mutiple Trip Permit. The application for these permits may be approved only if driving the vehicle on the highway will be safe, and will not cause excessive damage to the highway. Highway Regulations 19(1) Multiple-Trip permits may be purchased for any number of months 1 to 6. For the month of issue the permit will be good from the day it is issued till the last day of that month. For example – a Permit for onemonth period issued on January 3, 2003 is valid till midnight January 31, 2003.
REVIEW & APPROVAL OF APPLICATIONS FOR SINGLE TRIP PERMITOnce the information is supplied it is the responsibility of the Carrier Compliance staff to evaluate the ability of the vehicle to operate safely on the highway, as well as ensure that appropriate permit conditions are affixed to any approved permits to allow its safe operation.
Compliance Officers Applications for single trip overdimensional permits for vehicles up to but not exceeding 4.4 meters in width, 36 meters in length and overheight loads that will not require any overhead wires to be lifted along the route of travel may be reviewed and approved by Compliance Officers.