UPDATE – Quebec 2017 Spring Thaw Load Restrictions

Date: February 27, 2017
Subject: UPDATE – Quebec 2017 Spring Thaw Load Restrictions
Source: Transport Ministry of Quebec

The Transport Ministry of Quebec is once again reminding heavy vehicle users and shippers that authorized load limits are reduced during the spring thaw period in order to take into account the weaker load bearing capacity of the road network.

UPDATE – The starting and ending dates of the load restriction period have been adjusted by the Transport Ministry due to existing weather conditions :

  • Zone 1 – From Monday, February 27 (00:01) to Friday, April 28 (23:59)
  • Zone 2 – From Monday, March 6 (00:01) to Friday, May 5 (23:59)
  • Zone 3 – From Monday, March 13 (00:01) to Friday, May 12 (23:59)

The maximum cargo weight carried during the thaw period will be:

  • 20’ dry container : 48,000 lbs. maximum cargo weight
  • 40’/ 40’HC/ 45’ dry container : 50,000 lbs. maximum cargo weight
  • 40’ reefer container : 48,000 lbs. maximum cargo weight

Click here to view complete details on the Transport Ministry of Quebec website.

Please contact your designated Delmar representative if container payloads are expected to be near, or may exceed, cargo weights stated above.

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