Prince Edward Island Axle Weight Limits

Maximum Legal Weight Allowed

Axle Type

Application

Spread Range

Weight Limit

1. Steering

Straight Truck Intercity Bus Tractor

N/A N/A N/A

8000 kg* 7250 kg* 5500 kg*

2. Tandem Steering Axle**

Straight Truck

1.2 m to 1.85 m

16 000 kg

3. Single (other than steering axle)

Single Tires Dual Tires

N/A N/A

6000 kg 9100 kg

4. Tandem Axle

(including tandem equivalent axles)

Truck, Tractor or Trailer

less than 1.2 m 1.2 m to 1.85 m

9100 kg 18 000 kg

5. Tridem Axle

(including tridem equivalent axles)

Trailers

less than 2.4 m
2.4 m to less than 3.0 m 3.0 m to less than 3.6 m 3.6 m to 3.7 m

18 000 kg 21 000 kg 24 000 kg 26 000 kg

6. Triaxle Axle

Trailers

3.0 m to less than 3.6 m 3.6 m to less than 4.2 m 4.2 m to 4.8 m

18 000

Maximum Permit Weight Allowed

Overweight Vehicle Permits

  • 3 axles - up to 30,500 kg
  • 4 axles - 30,501 kg up to 43,000 kg
  • 5 to 7 axles - 43,001 kg up to 56,000 kg
  • 6 to 8 axles - 56,001 kg up to 64,000 kg
  • 7 to 9 axles - 64,001 kg up to 72,000 kg
  • 10 or more axles over 72,000 kg

Maximum Allowable Registered Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) – 62,500 kg

Source of information: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/sites/default/files/legislation/R%2615-3-Roads%20Act%20Overweight%20Vehicle%20Permit%20Regulations.pdf
https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/sites/default/files/legislation/R%2615-5-Roads%20Act%20Vehicle%20Weights%20and%20Dimensions%20Regulations.pdf

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