Manitoba Oversize / Overweight Regulations

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Manitoba?

DIMENSIONS
Width: 8 ft 6 in.
Height: 14 ft
Length: Single Vehicle: 40 ft
Length of semi trailer: 28 ft
Truck-semi-trailer: 57 ft 6 in.
Semi-trailer: 53 ft in.
Truck-semi-trailer combo: 65 ft
Truck tractor - semitrailer - full trailer combo 28 ft 6 in. per trailer
Legal Overhand: Front 3 ft, Rear 6 ft

What is considered as "Overweight Load" in Manitoba?

WEIGHTS
Single Axle: 9,000 kg (20,000 lb.)
Tandem Axle: 15,400 kg (34,000 lb.)
Steering Axle: 9,000 kg (20,000 lb.)
Gross Vehicle : 36,300 kg (80,000 lb.)

Manitoba Oversize / Overweight Permits

Manitoba Permit Department Contact Information

Fax:

Manitoba Pilot Cars / Escorts

Width

Exceeding (metres)

When

Highway

Conditions

2.60

Day

All

Orange or red flags are required.

Night

All

Amber and red lights are required.

Winnipeg Rush Hour

Winnipeg

Rush Hour travel restrictions apply.


3.05

Always

All

“D” or “WIDE LOAD” sign is required.

 

3.70

Always

Brandon

Brandon Police will determine pilot/escort requirements.

Always

All

Amber beacon on cab of towing vehicle is required.

Day

Provincial
Undivided

Front pilot vehicle is required, if load overhangs centre line.

Night

Provincial
Undivided

Front and rear pilot vehicles required.

Night

Provincial
Divided

Rear pilot vehicle is required.

Summer Holiday Season

Provincial Holiday Restricted Routes

Holiday travel restrictions apply.

Public Holidays

Provincial Holiday Restricted Routes

Holiday travel restrictions apply.

 

4.60

Day

Provincial
Undivided

Front and rear pilot vehicles are required.

Day

Provincial Divided

Rear pilot vehicle is required.

Commuter
Hours

Commuter Routes

No travel allowed.

Night

All

No travel allowed.

Always

Winnipeg

Police escort may be required.

 

6.10

Day

Provincial

Front and rear pilot vehicles are required.

Always

All

Permit must be carried in the vehicle.


Length

Exceeding (metres)

When

Highway

Conditions

Legal Length

Winnipeg Rush Hour

Winnipeg

Rush hour travel restrictions apply.

27.5

Summer Holiday Season

Provincial Holiday Restricted Routes

Holiday travel restrictions apply.

Public Holidays

Provincial Holiday Restricted Routes

Holiday travel restrictions apply.

 

31.0

Always

All

“D” or “Long Load” at the front and rear. LCVs are exempt from this requirement.

Always

Provincial Undivided

Rear pilot vehicle is required. LCVs are exempt from this requirement.

Always

Winnipeg
Brandon

Police escort may be required. LCVs are exempt from this requirement

Always
Winnipeg Rush Hour

Provincial Undivided
Winnipeg

No left turns at uncontrolled intersections in high speed zones.
Rush hour travel restrictions apply.

 

41.0

Day

Provincial
Divided

Rear pilot vehicle is required.

Day

Provincial

No left turns at uncontrolled intersections in high speed zones.

Day

Provincial
Undivided

Front and rear pilot vehicles required.

Night

All

No travel allowed.



















Overhang

Exceeding (metres)

When

Highway

Conditions

1.0
(from the rear of the vehicle)

Day

All

Red flag required on the rear extremity.

Night

All

Red clearance light required on the rear extremity.

6.5

Always

Provincial

Rear pilot required.

Always

Brandon
Winnipeg

Police escort may be required.

 

9.0

Day

Provincial

Front and rear pilot vehicle required.

Night

Provincial

Travel is prohibited.










Front Projections

Exceeding (metres)

When

Highway

Conditions

1.0
(from front bumper or front wheels, if no bumper)

Night / Day

All / All

Amber clearance light or reflector required on the sides of the front extremity.Red flag required on the front extremity.

Night

All

Red clearance light required on the front extremity.

3.0
(king pin setback)

Always

Provincial
All

Front pilot vehicle is required.

Always

Brandon
Winnipeg

Police escort may be required.

6.0
(from the turn centre of the steer axle)

Always

Provincial
All

Front pilot vehicle is required.

Always

Brandon
Winnipeg

Police escort may be required.

 











 

Manitoba Axle Regulations

Maximum Legal Weight Allowed


WEIGHT FOR AXLE GROUPS OTHER THAN STEER AXLES

MAXIMUM WIDE BASE SINGLE TIRE
WEIGHT

RTAC**

Class A1

Class B1

Maximum per tire

N/A

3,850 kg
8,487 lb.

3,850 kg
8,487 lb.

Single Axle Maximum

9,100 kg
20,062 lb.

7,700 kg
16,975 lb.

7,700 kg
16,975 lb.

TANDEM AXLE UNIT

Tandem Axle Maximum

17,000 kg
34,478 lb.

15,200 kg
33,510 lb.

13,800 kg
30,423 lb.

TANDEM SEMI-TRAILER AXLE UNIT

Axle spread 2.4 m to less than 3.0

21,000 kg
46,297 lb.

20,000 kg
44,092 lb.

19,000 kg
41,887 lb.

Axle spread 3.0 m to less than 3.6

23,000 kg*
50,706 lb.

22,000 kg
48,511 lb.

19,000 kg
41,887 lb

Axle spread 3.6 m to 3.7 m

24,000 kg
52,910 lb.

22,000 kg
48,511 lb.

19,000 kg
41,887 lb

TRIDEM DRIVE AXLE UNIT

Axle spread 2.4 m to less than 2.8

21,000 kg

20,000 kg
44,092 lb.

19,000 kg
41,887 lb

TRIDEM DRIVE AXLE UNIT (ON A VEHICLE WITH A TANDEM STEER AXLE GROUP)

Axle spread 2.7 m to less than 3.0

22,000 kg
48,511 lb.

20,000 kg
44,092 lb.

19,000 kg
41,887 lb

*A trailer tridem axle group with an axle spread of 3.0 m or more but less than 3.6 m is allowed 24000 kg on routes with a designated maximum GVW of 63500 kg (139,993 lb..)
**RTAC refers to all commercial vehicles that conform to the national standard designated by the Road Transportation Association of Canada.

Manitoba Trip and Fuel (IRP / IFTA) Permits

Single Trip Fuel Permit

Carriers based outside Manitoba that operate a qualified motor vehicle in Manitoba must be registered under IFTA or purchase a single trip permit for fuel tax purposes before entering Manitoba. A qualified motor vehicle is a motor vehicle used, designed or maintained for the transportation of persons or property and

1) has two axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 11,797 kilograms (26,000 lbs.); or

2) has three or more axles regardless of weight; or 

3) if used in combination with a trailer, has a combined weight that exceeds  11,797 kilograms (26,000 lbs).

Recreational vehicles are specifically excluded from the above definition. All motor vehicles that meet the above criteria must be registered under IFTA or travelling under a valid single permit for fuel tax purposes while in Manitoba. Failure to register under IFTA or obtain a single trip permit for fuel tax purposes will result in a fine. 

Manitoba single trip fuel tax permits can be purchased by telephone from the Manitoba Infrastructure Permit Office at 204-945-3961 or Manitoba Toll Free 1-877-812-0009 or through the Automated Routing and Permitting System (ARPS). The Permit Office is open Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The fuel tax portion cost of a single trip permit is the greater of $18 or 6 cents per kilometer travelled or to be travelled in Manitoba. There may be additional costs depending on the load being transported into Manitoba. 

Manitoba Overweight / Oversize Fines

Fines start at 13.20 Canadian for every 50 kilos of weight over gross or over a specific axle(group). The police officer can also request that weight be removed off the shipment immediately to make weight or get under a certain limit.

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Warning Lights

A permittee or driver of a vehicle transporting a load that projects more than four inches beyond the overall width of the vehicle shall attach safety lighting during nighttime operation at the corners, and extremities of any extensions of protrusions of the load.

If the rear overhang is more than 4 ft and 2 ft or more wide, attach lights to the corners of the overhang; if less than 2 ft wide, a single light in the middle of the end of the overhang is required.

"Oversize Load" Banner
An “OVERSIZE LOAD” sign is to be displayed on the front and rear of the load vehicle.
A permittee shall display required “OVERSIZE LOAD” signs
that are: clearly visible from the vehicle’s front and rear. Size: 6 feet wide and 1 foot tall.
Letters: Black, 6 in. tall, with 1 in. stoke.

Flag Requirements

Specifications. Each warning flag attached to an overwidth or plastic at least 18 inches square and red or fluorescent orange in color. Permittee or driver of an overwidth or overlength special permitted vehicle and load combination shall display warning flags applicable to the permittee’s vehicle and load at the extreme corners of the load and at the farthest projections of the load beyond legal width limits.

Flags, Lights and Banners

Operate no earlier than one-half hour before sunrise and no later than one-half hour after sunset, exact daily times as defined under R17-6-101, unless the Department grants permit-specific alternate operation hours other than those listed under this subsection as a necessary condition to maintain highway safety

Manitoba Tire Regulations

Tires should measure at minimum 3/32”, though anything under 6/32″ is less than ideal for driving. If you need to check your tread depth in a pinch, but don't have a depth gauge you can use a traditional Canadian penny.

Manitoba Frost Laws

Manitoba Frost Laws, Seasonal Load Weight and Speed Restrictions – 2021

2020 Manitoba Spring Road Restrictions (SRR) Program

Allowable Axle Weights

The allowable axle weights on weight restricted roads during the spring season are based on the percentages of the legal axle weights, with some exceptions for the single steer axles and in situations where essential commodities are being moved. There are two levels of spring weight restrictions in Manitoba depending on the strength and surface conditions of the pavement structures. The Level 1 weight restriction applies to weak pavements while the Level 2 weight restriction applies to very weak pavements. The allowable axle weights on different axle configurations are calculated as follows:

Level 1 Spring Weight Restrictions:

a.                  On a single steering axle of a single or tandem drive truck tractor:

·         10 kg per millimetre width of tire up to a maximum of 5,500 kg on all highways.

b.      On a single steering axle of a straight truck or a tridem drive truck tractor:

·         Tire size 305 mm or less: 10 kg per millimeter width of tire up to a maximum of 5,500 kg on all highways.

·         Tire size greater than 305 mm: 9 kg per millimetre width of tire up to a maximum of 6,570 kg on all highways.

c.       On a tandem steering axle group of a straight truck:

·         9 kg per mm width of tire multiplied by 0.90 (download factor) up to a maximum of 12,240 kg on RTAC Routes or Class A1 highways and up to a maximum of 9,900 kg on Class B1 highways.

d.      On all other axle groups:

·         9 kg per millimetre width of tire up to a maximum of 90% of the legal axle group weights on all highways.

Level 2 Spring Weight Restrictions:

a.                  On all single steering axles of all vehicle configurations:

·         6.5 kg per millimetre width of tire up to a maximum of 65% of the legal axle weights on Class A1 and Class B1 highways.

b.      On a tandem steering axle of a straight truck:

·         6.5 kg per millimetre width of tire multiplied by 0.90 (download factor) up to a maximum of 8,840 kg on Class A1 highways and up to a maximum of 7,150 kg on Class B1 highways.

c.       On all other axle groups:

·         6.5 kg per millimetre width of tire up to a maximum of 65% of the legal axle weights on Class A1 and Class B1 highways.

When transporting Essential Commodities, 10 kg/mm width of tire up to a maximum of 5,500 kg will be allowed for single steering axles on a Level 2 weight restricted road, in accordance with the Essential Commodities provisions. A list of Essential Commodities is provided for quick reference in the last page of this web site. 

Example of Maximum Allowable Axle Weights. Level 1 Spring Weight Restriction, Reduce Axle Weights to 90% Maximum Allowable Weights. Level 2 Spring Weight Restriction, Reduce Axle Weights to 65% Maximum Allowable Weights. A complete list of Charts of Allowable Axle Weights can be found at the following link:

http://gov.mb.ca/mit/srr/restrictions.html

Manitoba Annual Permits

Annual permit are only allowed in the following jurisdictions (click the link above to see the jurisdictions & dimensions)

Manitoba Road Conditions

Construction workers put their lives at risk when working on the road. As drivers, we can help them stay safe on the job.

Speed limits are lower in designated construction zones, whether or not workers are present, and the fine for speeding is double the cost of a regular ticket.

Passing vehicles can pose a serious threat to workers who are focused on the job they’re doing.

Watch for workers on or near the roadway. Especially the flag person at the beginning of a construction zone.

The flag person helps control the flow of traffic through the area and you must follow their directions, including slowing down or stopping.

Keep plenty of space between you and the vehicle ahead so you can stop suddenly if necessary.
Slow down and be careful, so workers can get the job done safely and you can get to your destination.

Manitoba Manufactured Houses and Mobile homes

There are no public information about Manufactured or Mobile home specific moves. They are classified under oversized permits and must follow those specific rules.


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