Overwidth Permits

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An overwidth permit is required when the width of the vehicle or load (referred to as the “load” hereafter) exceeds 2.60 metres.

Usually, the load must be non-divisible, that is, two items are not allowed to be loaded side by side to produce a width greater than 2.60 m.

When width exceeds 3.05 m, "D" signs or "Wide Load" signs are required on the front of the truck/truck tractor and at the rear of the load or trailer, whichever is greater.

When the width exceeds 4.60 m., the permit holder must provide escort vehicles. 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).

Overwidth permits are subject to the travel restrictions. Overwidth permits may be valid for night travel, for more information. Please contact Permit Services at (204) 945-3961or toll free at 1-877-812-0009.

Widths exceeding 4.6 m are not normally allowed on the highways during Spring Road Restrictions, due to the fact that they can damage vulnerable shoulders. Please contact Permit Services at (204) 945-3961or toll free at 1-877-812-0009.

Please contact Permit Services at (204) 945-3961or toll free at 1-877-812-0009 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.