Overlength Permits

Maximum vehicle lengths are specified in Part V of the (Vehicle Weights and Dimensions on Classes of Highways Regulation M.R.575/88 (PDF). Typically, permits will be granted only when the length is non-divisible in nature. The issuance of any permit is subject to the discretion of The Traffic Authority.

Typically, permits are not issued for overlength loads carried on a straight truck. Qualifying vehicles include a truck tractor and semi-trailer, or a truck and trailer combination.

Escort vehicles are required to follow loads in excess of 30.0 m length. Escort vehicles must be equipped as per Part IX of the Vehicle Weights and Dimensions on Classes of Highways Regulation M.R. 575/88 (PDF).

Please refer to Aerodynamic Devices Mounted on Rear of Trucks Policy (PDF, 165 KB), if vehicle is equipped with an aerodynamic device.

When lengths exceed 30.0 m flagging may be required when exiting and entering onto or off of highways. Two escort vehicles maybe required, based on prevailing conditions along the requested route.

Loads in excess of 25.0 m with a rear overhang on truck-tractor semi-trailer combinations are subject to daylight travel only, with no travel allowed on Sundays or statutory holidays. Additional seasonal conditions may be applicable, as outlined in Appendix A: Travel Restrictions (PDF, 67 KB).

If the length exceeds 30.0 m, night travel is not permitted.

A permit may be issued to allow exceeding the limitation of the RTAC effective rear overhang (subsection 16(2) of the Vehicle Weights and Dimensions on Classes of Highways Regulation MR 575/88 (PDF)). This permit may be issued for the movement of commodities such as steel beams or other types of non-divisible overlength loads.

Information contained in this website is of a general nature only and should not be considered a legal authority. The reader's interpretation and application of this information shall be the reader's sole responsibility. It is the responsibility of the motor carrier to consult the regulations for the exact requirements before transporting loads

Please contact Permit Services at (204) 945-3961 for your specific permit requirements.

Please refer to Manitoba Regulation 575/88 (PDF) as amended, from time to time for specific details on legal size weights and dimensions control.

NOTE: The information on this web page should be used as a guide only.