Trucking Productivity Improvement Fund Program (TPIF)

About the TPIF Program and Process

The Trucking Productivity Improvement Fund (TPIF) Program is a voluntary user-pay program for carriers using trucks or hauling loads exceeding legal size and/or weight limits. Approved applicants will be allowed increased loading on certain highways, which can increase productivity and economic gains. However, the increased payloads can also accelerate deterioration of highways, resulting in increased maintenance costs. In some cases, improvements may be required to roads before oversized loads can safely travel on them. Program participants are encouraged to make strategic decisions based on cost and benefit.

The program provides an opportunity for the private sector to partner with the Province on beneficial infrastructure investments to support a sustainable transportation system.

Application Process

A TPIF Application Form (PDF, 70 KB) is completed and submitted for consideration and processing.

The application must include:

  1. The Applicant Information: Company name and address, contact and signing authority details including telephone, fax and email addresses
  2. Route and Haul Specifications: This section must include:
    • an accurate description of the proposed route which includes the number of kms on each highway, including the direction of travel for each section of the route (e.g., 10 km easterly from junction of PTH “X” on PR “Y” then 65 km southerly on PR “Z”)
    • the requested loading increase (i.e., to B1, A1 or RTAC)
    • the commodity being transported (grain, raw forest products, mining supplies, etc.)
    • the estimated number of trips for each two week period of the month, and in the Time of Year section (Summer, Winter, Pre-Spring or Spring) the estimated number of trips you anticipate making for each vehicle configuration

    Please note: an explanation of the economic advantages that would be anticipated must be provided on page two if hauling is requested during the Spring Road Restriction period.

  3. Authorizing signature and date completed

Additional Documentation Requirements

Insurance Certificate: a Certificate of Insurance must be submitted to the TPIF office before the Agreement is finalized.

The Insurance Certificate must indicate that all licensed vehicles owned by your company, or carriers and persons operating a vehicle on your company’s behalf under a permit, have and maintain automobile third party liability insurance with a minimum of $5,000,000 (million) coverage per occurrence.

Your company should also purchase and maintain General Liability Insurance providing “non-owned automobile liability” coverage for all licensed vehicles that are operated on behalf of your company under a permit with minimum limits of liability of five million ($5,000,000.00) dollars per occurrence. Alternatively, your company shall be named as an Additional Insured to the automobile third party liability insurance with a minimum of $5,000,000 (million) coverage per occurrence.

The original certificate from your licensed broker must indicate that the insurance coverage is for both owned and non-owned vehicles, and that they will provide for 30 days notification in case of insurance policy cancellation or changes to the coverage. Please also note that the insurance coverage must be underwritten by either the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation or an insurer acceptable to Manitoba.

Municipal Letter of Permission

If your requested route for hauling includes travel on any municipal roads, the affected municipality(ies) must provide the TPIF office with an original letter of permission or support including any restrictions that may be required (ex: no travel between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. – school bus route). The program does not cover maintenance and rehabilitation of municipal roads.

The letter from the municipality must be a signed original document on their letterhead and be forwarded directly to us.

Please ensure that your application is complete, with the required documentation included, as incomplete requests will delay processing and may be denied.

The TPIF mailing address is:
Trucking Productivity Improvement Fund
Motor Carrier Permits and Development
Unit C, 1695 Sargent Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3H 0C4

Analysis Process

The route requested is analyzed and evaluated. If approved, a per trip damage cost is determined accordingly. The analysis includes a review of the bridges' and structures’ carrying capacities and highway strength, as well as the completion of a regional on-site analysis.

Once the analysis is complete and the route is approved, a TPIF Agreement will be forwarded to you for consideration, approval and signature. The Agreement provides the approved increase in loading and the per trip contribution amount(s) for each route. Once the Agreement is returned and is finalized by the TPIF office, the TPIF Productivity Permits will be prepared and issued.

Additional Information and Program Requirements

In order to participate in the TPIF Program, individuals/companies must have access to a computer to be able to fulfill the program requirements. These requirements include, but are not limited to: e-mail communication, e-mailing of documentation as necessary, and to enter Usage Reports as required.

Throughout the term of the Agreement, the completion and submission of a Truck Information Template is required to request permits for each carrier along each of the route(s). There is a $20.00 administration fee for each permit issued and permits are issued to individual carriers.

As a condition of receiving and maintaining an Agreement, participating individuals/companies are responsible for completing and entering Usage Report(s), providing the details of each trip, as required depending on the hauling season(s) approved.

Contact Information

For further information, please contact our permit office at:

1-877-812-0009 or (204) 945-3961 (option 4 – Seasonal or Productivity Permits)


Download the TPIF Application Form (PDF, 90 KB)