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National Standards for Heavy Vehicle Weights and Dimensions:

In February 1988, the Council of Ministers of Transportation and Highway Safety endorsed a Memorandum of Understanding designed to improve uniformity in regulations governing the weights and dimensions of commercial vehicles operating between provinces and territories. Since 1988, the scope and content of the MOU has been expanded or amended on several occasions. Under the terms of the MOU, each of the provinces and territories will permit vehicles which comply with the appropriate weights and dimensions described in the agreement to travel on a designated system of highways within their jurisdiction.

It should be recognized that each jurisdiction retains the authority to allow more liberal weights and dimensions, or different types of vehicle configurations, within their jurisdiction.


Summary Information on MOU National Standards (December 2016)

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Provincial and Territorial Regulations and Information:

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British Columbia

http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/cvse/

Alberta

http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/520.htm

Saskatchewan

www.highways.gov.sk.ca/trucking

Manitoba

http://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/mcd/mce/index.html

Ontario

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/trucks/

Quebec

http://www.transports.gouv.qc.ca/fr/Pages/default.aspx

New Brunswick

http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/dti/trucking.html

Prince Edward Island

http://www.gov.pe.ca/law/regulations/pdf/R&15-5.pdf

Nova Scotia

http://www.gov.ns.ca/tran/trucking/vehiclewghtsdims.asp

Newfoundland and Labrador

http://www.hoa.gov.nl.ca/hoa/regulations/rc010081.htm#5

Yukon

http://www.gov.yk.ca/services/cat_trans.html

Northwest Territories

http://www.justice.gov.nt.ca/

 

 

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