New Brunswick Oversize / Overweight Regulations

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in New Brunswick?

DIMENSIONS:
Width: 2.6 m (8 ft 6in.)
Height: 4.15 m (13 ft 7 in)
Length Overall:
Single Unit: 12.5 m (41 ft)
Tractor/trailer: 23 m (75 ft 5 in.)
Overhang: Front 1 m (3 ft.), Rear 2 m (6 ft)
(Note: This is subject to many local variations and conditions.)

What is considered as "Overweight Load" in New Brunswick?

WEIGHTS:
Steering Axle-Truck: 9,000 Kg (20,000 lb.)
Truck-tractor Steering Axle: 5,500 kg (12,000 lb.)
Tandem Steering Axle: 16,000 kg (35,200 lb)
Single Axle: 9,100 kg (20,000 lb.)
Tandem Axle (max*) 18,000 kg ((40,000 lb)
Tridem Axle (max*) 26,000 kg (57,000 lb.)
A-Train GVW (8 axles): 53,500 kg (117,900 lb)
B-Train GVW (8 axles): 62,500 kg (137,700 lb.)
C-Train GVW (8 axles): 58,500 kg (128,900 lb.)
B30 Truck GVW (3 axles): 26,000 kg (57,300 lb.)

New Brunswick Oversize / Overweight Permits

New Brunswick Permit Department Contact Information

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New Brunswick Pilot Cars / Escorts

Escort Vehicles Required

ON 2-LANE HIGHWAYS: At the FRONT of loads exceeding 3.65 m (12 ft.) in width. At the FRONT and REAR of loads exceeding 4.88 m (16 ft.) in width. At the REAR of loads exceeding 27.5 m (90 ft.) in length. 

ON MULTI-LANE DIVIDED HIGHWAYS: At the REAR of loads exceeding 3.05 m (10 ft.) in width, for nighttime travel only. At the REAR of loads exceeding 3.65 m (12 ft.) in width. At the REAR of loads exceeding 30.0 m (98 ft. 5 in.) in length. 

ON ALL HIGHWAYS: At the FRONT of loads with FRONT overhangs exceeding 3.05 m (10 ft.) At the REAR of loads with REAR overhangs exceeding 3.05 m (10 ft.) 

Additional escorts may also be stipulated. 

  1. When proceeding at a speed greater than 50 km/h, escorts must maintain a distance of not more than 300 m (984 ft.) or less than 250 m (820 ft.) from the vehicle conveying the load. 
  2. When proceeding at a speed of less than 50 km/h, escorts must maintain a distance of 150 m (492 ft.) from the vehicle conveying the load. 
  3. Escort vehicles are limited to 2 axles and maximum GVW of 8,000 kg (17,636 lb.). 

New Brunswick Axle Regulations

Maximum Legal Weight Allowed

The maximum mass for a steering axle that may be carried by a vehicle on a highway, or a portion of a highway is as follows:

  • for a truck tractor having a single steering axle, 5,500 kilograms (12,125 lb.).
  • for a truck having a single steering axle, 8,000 kilograms (17,636 lb.).
  • for an intercity bus having a single steering axle, 7,250 kilograms 15,983 lb.).
  • for any vehicle having a tandem steering axle, 16,000 kilograms (35,273 lb.).

The maximum mass for an axle group or a combination of axles, other than a steering axle, which may be carried by a vehicle or combination of vehicles on a highway, or a portion of a highway is as follows:

(a) for a single axle, including any group of 2 axles with an axle spread of less than 1.2 meters, a maximum single axle mass of 9,100 kilograms (20062 lb.). See Chart at  https://www.gnb.ca/0062/acts/BBR-2001/2001-67.pdf

Maximum Permit Weight Allowed

Maximum Allowable Registered Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) – 62,500 kg (137,788 lb.)

New Brunswick Trip and Fuel (IRP / IFTA) Permits

Single Trip Fuel Permit 

Interjurisdictional carriers operating qualified motor vehicles through New Brunswick must hold a valid International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) license and decals or must be in possession of single trip fuel permits. 

The single trip fuel permit ensures that interjurisdictional carriers pay the New Brunswick Gasoline and Motive Fuel Tax on fuel that is consumed while travelling in New Brunswick.

Eligibility

Interjurisdictional carriers not based in New Brunswick who are operating qualified motor vehicles through New Brunswick and who do not hold a valid IFTA license and decals must obtain single trip fuel permits. 

Interjurisdictional carriers based in New Brunswick who are operating qualified motor vehicles and who do not hold a valid IFTA license and decals will require single trip fuel permits when re-entering the province.

Description

Interjurisdictional carriers may apply for single trip fuel permits by contacting: 

- this department at 1-800-669-7070, 

- Nova Permits at 1-800-567-7775, 

- Permits Canada at 1-800-361-5757, or 

- Transceiver East (Canada) Ltd. at 1-800-663-1394 

- BiM Consulting at 1-506-432-6840 

The single trip fuel permit is vehicle specific and is valid for a period of seven days, although it may be extended upon request under certain circumstances. 

The single trip fuel permit must be kept in the qualified motor vehicle in respect of which it was issued at all times during travel within the province. 

Commercial Trip Permit

Trip Permits are required to ensure that a commercial vehicle owned and operated by or on behalf of a non-resident and duly registered in the home province or state of the non-resident be exempted from registration.

New Brunswick Overweight / Oversize Fines

Every person who violates any provision of this by-law is guilty of an offence. The driver of a commercial vehicle having more than two axles or a registered gross vehicle mass of more than twenty two thousand pounds (22,000 lbs) shall not use any highway within the City of Fredericton except a truck route. Every person charged with an offence under Sections 22.01, 22.02, and 22.03 of this by-law may, on or before the date a charge pertaining to the offence has been laid in Provincial Court, make a voluntary payment of one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00) to the City of Fredericton, as set out in paragraph 23.05(1) and (2) below. (Subsection (04.01) Repealed and Replaced/Bylaw No. T-1.5/Enacted January 9, 2006 and effective May 1, 2006, see Section 6)/(Subsection (04.01) Repealed and Replaced/By-law No.

WEIGHT                                                                                   FINE

3 axle vehicle overloaded by 4,000 lbs                                    $338.50 - $672.50

6 axle vehicle overloaded by more than 10,000 lbs               $786.50 - $1,568.50

7 axle vehicle overloaded by more than 20,000 lbs               $1,006.50 - $2,008.50

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Warning Lights Overview

360º amber warning light required at the front of vehicle conveying load, and on roof of escorts:
Minimum visibility of 300 m (984 ft.) in all directions.
60 to 90 flashes per minute. Flashing amber lights, visible from a distance of 150 m (492 ft.), are required on extremities of loads exceeding 3.65 m (12 ft.) in width, or 27.5 m (90 ft.) in length, on front overhangs exceeding 100 cm (3 ft. 3 in.).
Minimum mounting height is 1.5 m (5 ft.) from the highway.
More than one light may be required to provide 360º visibility around the vehicle.

"Oversized Load" Banner

D PANEL" signs must be legible at least 125 m (410 ft.) must be displayed as follows:
(a) On FRONT and REAR of vehicle when width exceeds 3.05 m (10 ft.).
(b) On REAR of vehicle when transporting overlength loads.
(c) On REAR of vehicle when rear overhang exceeds 200 cm (6 ft. 6 in.).
(d) On FRONT of vehicle when front overhang exceeds 100 cm (3 ft. 3 in.

Flag Requirements

Bright fluorescent red or orange flags 40 cm x 40 cm minimum (16 in. x 16 in.) must be at the extremities of all overwidth and overlength loads. Reflective tape is required on both sides of front overhang exceeding 100 cm (3 ft. 3 in.), and rear overhang exceeding 200 cm (6 ft. 6 in.), for night travel only.

Flags, Lights and Banners

Restricted weekend travel" -- travel is not permitted after 3:00 p.m. on Friday or after noon on Saturday and Sunday. Travel is permitted from sunrise to noon only, Saturday and Sunday.

"Restricted Holiday travel" means that travel is not permitted after 3:00 p.m. the day before the Holiday and permitted from sunrise to noon only, on the Holiday.

Loads not exceeding 3.05 m (10 ft.) in width, 30.0 m (98 ft. 5 in.) in length and 4.27 m (14 ft.) may travel 24/7.

Loads not exceeding 3.65 m (12 ft.) in width, 30.0 m (98 ft. 5 in.) in length and 4.27 m (14 ft.) in height may also travel 24/7 on multi-lane highways on weekdays, and all roads on weekends and holidays.

Loads not exceeding 4.88 m (16 ft.) in width, 30.0 m (98 ft. 5 in.) in length and 4.88 m (14 ft. 9 in.) in height are permitted restricted weekends and Holidays holiday on all highways.

Loads not exceeding 5.50 m (18 ft.) in width, 30.0 m (98 ft. 5 in.) in length and 4.88 m (14 ft. 9 in.) in height are permitted restricted weekend and Holiday travel on multi-lane divided highways only.

New Brunswick Tire Regulations

The province is divided into 4 zones, with similar temperature regimes, which will be monitored for changing weather patterns. The winter weight zones will be considered either open or closed for winter weights, based on established monitoring procedures. From north to south the anticipated Winter Weight Premiums are:

  • Zone 1 – 9 January to 27 February
  • Zone 2 – 23 January to 13 February
  • Zone 3 – 3 January to 13 February
  • Zone 4 – WWP under review

Studded tires are allowed and can be used in New Brunswick province between October 15th and May 1st.

All tires should be pneumatic rubber tires free from damage or ply separation causing any bump or bulge. When measured by a tire tread wear indicator device tires should be 1.6 mm (2/32 in.) which is the legal tread depth. The only mandatory winter tire regulations in New Brunswick are on school buses.

New Brunswick Frost Laws

Spring weight restrictions for truck traffic will come into effect on Monday, March 2nd, in southern New Brunswick and on Monday, March 9th , in northern New Brunswick.

Restrictions will continue until midnight on Sunday, May 17th, in southern New Brunswick and midnight, Sunday, May 24th, in northern New Brunswick. These dates are dependent upon weather conditions and are subject to change

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


Spring weight restrictions of 90% or 80% of legal axle weight are published each spring and are available at the link below.

http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/trans/pdf/en/Trucking/SWRListing-e.pdf

New Brunswick Annual Permits

Annual permits are valid for 1 year from date of issue. Click the link above to view the weight and dimension limits on annual permits

New Brunswick Road Conditions

Everyone has a role to play in making our roads as safe as they can be, that is especially true in construction zones. Drivers in New Brunswick are reminded that if they get caught speeding in highway construction zones they face double the minimum fine. It is important to stay diligent while driving in construction zones. Avoid changing radio stations, using a cell phone, etc. while driving in a work zone. Drive carefully and slowly through the construction site; always obey the posted speed limits in the work zone area. Pay close attention and heed directions on work zone warning signs

http://www.localconditions.com/weather-new-brunswick-new-jersey/08901/traffic.php

These road construction workers do their part to keep you out of harm’s way from heavy equipment and road hazards. However, they are vulnerable to passing traffic or distracted drivers. There is literally nothing between them and the thousands of pounds of steel in your vehicle. Please, do your part to keep them safe.

When you see road construction signs or workers wearing high visibility vests on the roadside remember to:

Slow down. Obey the signs and directions.

Stay alert. Do not use your phone, text or take pictures.

Show respect for those working on the road.


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