Weight limits in Canada?

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by Floyd, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Floyd

    Floyd Light Load Member

    Jun 1, 2010
    Central Maine
    Hello all. I currently have trucks operating in the State of Maine. In the near future I may need to start hauling a few loads a week out of the Montreal region back into Maine.
    In Maine I can operate at a GVW of 100,000 lbs. when using a tri-axle trailer.
    I am wondering what the legal weight limits are in Canada, how many trailer axles are required, any bridge law requirements and if there are any spring time restrictions?
    Thank you.
  2. caddy59

    caddy59 Light Load Member

    Dec 14, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Multiply by 2.204 to convert to pounds.

    I Should also say, make sure that your truck is limited (electronically) to 105 km/h or less (100 if hauling hazmat), and wheelbases must not exceed 244 inches.
  3. Prairie Boy

    Prairie Boy Road Train Member

    Nov 18, 2010
    Edmonton, AB
    Here's an online conversion program. Save it in your favotites.


    After reading the Quebec info, I would say that you're good for 104,500 lbs.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2011
  4. Beer Runner

    Beer Runner Medium Load Member

    Nov 2, 2010
    I do 100100 here in Manitoba. But last week I went over a bit at 107000.
  5. Floyd

    Floyd Light Load Member

    Jun 1, 2010
    Central Maine
    Thanks a bunch for all the replies thus far guys! Excellent info.
  6. Lil'Devil

    Lil'Devil Heavy Load Member

    Jan 1, 2007
    Great White North
    watch out for the spring thaw season in Quebec, the website will tell you the exact weights, it is roughly 15 % less than normal, Quebec is the only province where spring weight restrictions also apply to the main highways.
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