Newfoundland And Labrador Oversize / Overweight Regulations

What is considered as "Oversized Load" in Newfoundland And Labrador?

The max dims for a single trip permit are as follow.

Max Legal Width -4.88m

Max Legal Height -4.88m,

Max Legal Front Overhang -3.1m

Max Legal Rear Overhang -6.2m

Max Legal Length - 35m


What is considered as "Overweight Load" in Newfoundland And Labrador?

Max legal weight - 70,000kilos for a normal single trip and 120,000kilos for a single trip two vehicle concept.



Newfoundland And Labrador Oversize / Overweight Permits

Newfoundland And Labrador Permit Department Contact Information

Fax:

Newfoundland And Labrador Pilot Cars / Escorts

Exact limits are not stated. If the dimensions exceed normal single trip permit limitations then a manual review will be required. During this review additional measures can be implemented to ensure safe passage of the shipment.

Newfoundland And Labrador Axle Regulations



MAXIMUM WIDE BASE SINGLE
TIRE WEIGHT




Maximum per tire




Single Axle Maximum   7700 kg (16,975 lb.)




TANDEM AXLE UNIT

Tandem Axle Maximum    18 000 kg  (39,683 lb.) - Spread: 1.2 m  to 1.85 m




TANDEM SEMI-TRAILER AXLE UNIT

Axle spread 2.4 m to less than 3.0                                               21 000 kg (46,297 lb.)




Axle spread 3.0 m to less than 3.6                                               24 000 kg (52,910 lb.)

Axle spread 3.6 m to 3.7 m                                             26 000 kg (37,320 lb.)

TriAxle  Trailers   3.0 m to less than 3.6 m                        18 000 kg  (39,683 lb.)

TriAxle  Trailers   3.6 m to less than 4.2 m                       18 000 kg  (39,683 lb.)

 TriAxle  Trailers   4.2 m to less than 4.8 m                       18 000 kg  (39,683 lb.)                              










TRIDEM DRIVE AXLE UNIT

Axle spread 2.4 m to less than 2.8




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

Axle spread 2.7 m to less than 3.0




Newfoundland And Labrador Trip and Fuel (IRP / IFTA) Permits

(1) A commercial motor vehicle owned and operated by or on behalf of a non-resident shall not be operated in the province unless it is registered under this Act.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a commercial motor vehicle registered or licensed in a jurisdiction outside the province that allows the commercial motor vehicles under this Act to be operated on the highways of that jurisdiction without requiring the registration or licensing of those vehicles in that jurisdiction.

Criteria

Therefore any commercial motor vehicle must meet one of the following criteria to operate in Newfoundland and Labrador:

  • Be registered under the International Registration Plan (IRP) opens new window.
  • It is a cooperative agreement for registering vehicles that travel into two or more jurisdictions. The IRP provides for payment of licensing fees based on fleet distance operated. The unique feature of the IRP is that although license fees are paid to the base jurisdiction and distributed to various jurisdictions in which fleet vehicles are operated, only 1 license plate (or set of plates) and 1 cab card is issued for each fleet vehicle.
  • In the case of a power unit or power unit trailer combination having a registered weight of less than 11,794 kg (26,000 lb.), be registered and licensed in another province of Canada.
  • Be registered under the single trip commercial vehicle registration. The vehicle would only qualify for a maximum of 3 trips a year as outlined in the fees policy section 7. There is a $75.00 licensing fee per trip per vehicle.

Fuel Tax Permit

A person who operates a motor vehicle is required to be registered under section 17.1 of the Gasoline Tax Act. Anyone whom is not registered as required by that section commits an offence under this Act. Therefore any motor vehicle operating in Newfoundland and Labrador must have one of the following criteria:

  1. Be registered with International Fuel Tax Association (IFTA) opens new window;
  2. Buy a fuel tax permit which costs $150.00 per trip.

Newfoundland And Labrador Overweight / Oversize Fines

(1) Where a person commits an offense under subsection 3(2) or section 4, that person is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $100. Plus

(a) $1.20 for each 50 kilograms (110 lb.)  of the first 2,300 kilograms (50,706 lb.).

(b) $2.40 for each 50 kilograms (110 lb.)  of the excess weight over 2,300 kilograms (50,706 lb.) but not over 4,500 kilograms (9920 lb.);

(c) $3.60 for each 50 kilograms (110 lb.) of the excess weight over 4,500 kilograms (9920 lb.) but not over 7,000 kilograms (15,432 lb.);

(d) $4.80 for each 50 kilograms (110 lb.)  of the excess weight over 7,000 kilograms (15,432 lb.) but not over 9,000 kilograms (19,841 lb.):

and

e) $6 for each 50 kilograms (110 lb.) of the excess weight over 9,000 kilograms (19,841 lb.).

(2) Where a vehicle has a dimension in excess of dimensions specified in section 9, the penalty shall be

(a) $100 where less than or equal to 0.5 metres (1.6 ft.) overdimension;

(b) $150 where greater than 0.5 metres (1.6 ft.) but less than 1.77 metres (5.8 ft.) overdimension;

(c) $300 where greater than or equal to 1.77 metres (5.8 ft.) but not more than 2.6 metres (8.5 ft.); and

(d) $750 where greater than 2.6 metres (8.5 ft.) overdimension.

(3) In addition to the penalty imposed, in no case shall an overweight or overdimension proceed until a special permit has been obtained and all conditions attached have been complied with.

A person who fails to comply with or otherwise contravenes the terms or conditions prescribed in or in respect of or attached to a special permit issued under section 6, in addition to the penalty prescribed by the Act or the regulations for that failure or contravention, is liable on summary conviction to an additional fine of not less than $600.

Where a person commits an offense under subsection 3(2) or section 4, that person is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $100. Plus:

WEIGHT                   FINE

For the first 5,070 lb.  $1.20 for each 110 lb. overweight

5,071 – 9,920 lb.         $2.40 for each 110 lb. overweight

9,921 – 15,432 lb.       $3.60 for each 110 lb. overweight

15,433 – 19,841 lb.     $4.80 for each 110 lb. overweight

Over 19,841 lb.           $6.00 for each 110 lb. overweight



OVER DIMENSION            FINE

Up to 1.6 feet                                $100

1.6 - 5.5 feet                                 $150

Greater or equal to 5.5 feet          $300

8.5 feet over the legal dimension  $750

 

Running Hours and Holiday Restrictions

Warning Lights
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

The vehicle transporting an over-dimensional load must be equipped with warning "D" signs at front and rear which meet the following specifications. Size: 240 to 245 cm (95 in.) wide by 30 cm high (12 in). Letters - 20 cm ( 8 in.) high. The sign must be visible from the rear and front of the over-dimensional vehicle or load. Colour: White level II reluctance and stop sign red (# 712 3M or equivalent). Material: The sign panel must be fabricated of reflective material.

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. 

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. Common statutory holidays include: January 1 (New Years Day), Good Friday, Victoria Day, July 1 (Canada Day), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, November 11 (Remembrance Day), December 25 - Christmas Day, December 26 - Boxing Day.

Newfoundland And Labrador Tire Regulations

Studded tires are allowed and can be used between November 1st and April 30th. Chain law in this province says that chains are required on drive wheels when there is snow or ice on the surface of the highway. The minister may, by order, prohibit vehicles from being driven or operated on a highway where those vehicles are not equipped with chains or winter tires or both, and a person who does not comply with the order is guilty of an offense and can be fined up to $400 Canadian. No one is allowed to drive on the highway when snow or ice is on the surface unless snow tires or tire chains are installed on the tires of the driving axle. Tire width should be 445 mm or greater tread should be at least 1.5 mm.

A person shall not operate a motor vehicle on a highway when there is snow or ice on the surface of the highway unless

(a) in the case of a vehicle where the driving power is transmitted from the engine to the rear wheels, those rear wheels are fitted with tires specifically designed and designated by the manufacturer as mud and snow tires, or tire chains; and

(b) in the case of a vehicle where the driving power is transmitted from the engine to the front wheels, those front wheels are fitted with tires specifically designed and designated by the manufacturer as mud and snow tires, or tire chains.

(2) A person shall not

(a) operate a vehicle with a mixture of construction types consisting of radial ply on the front and bias or belted bias tires on the rear; or

(b) operate a vehicle having a gross or curb mass in excess of 4,500 kilograms (9920 lb.) with a mixture of radial and bias ply tires on one axle or on a tandem drive axle configuration.

(3) Paragraph (2)(a) does not apply to a vehicle fitted with dual rear tires or to a temporary spare tire.

(4) A person shall not operate a motor vehicle with an undersize or overloaded tire mounted on a rim or with a tire so mounted and exhibiting the following conditions:

(a) a cord break or air leak;

(b) tread damage including cracks, cuts or snags in excess of 25 millimetres in any direction and deep enough to expose the cords;

(c) sidewall cracks, scuffs, cuts or snags to the extent that the cords are damaged or exposed;

(d) bumps, bulges or lumps related to tread or sidewall separation or partial failure of the tire structure including the bead area;

(e) regrooved or recut treads, except tires identified by the word "REGROOVABLE" molded in by the manufacturer;

Newfoundland And Labrador Annual Permits

No published rules.

Newfoundland And Labrador Road Conditions

Limits are established for single trip oversized and overweight permits which can be found under the "what is and oversized load" and "what is an overweight load" in NewFoundland and Labrador. Anything exceeding these limits comes under a manual review.

Newfoundland And Labrador Manufactured Houses and Mobile homes

No information publicly posted.


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