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New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK OVERSIZE PERMITS & ESCORTS INFORMATION

PERMITS: Permits valid for three days. Must be ordered prior to entering the province.

OPERATING TIME: In addition to daytime (sunrise t0 sunset) travel, loads not exceeding 10′ wide, 98’5″ in length, and 14′ in height may also travel nighttime with a pilot car and on weekends and holidays. Loads not exceeding 12′ wide, in 98’5″ in length, and 14′ in height may also travel nighttime on multi-lane divided highways only and are granted weekend and holiday travel.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL: Loads not exceeding 16′ in width, 98’5″ in length and 14’9″ in height are not permitted to move after 3:00 pm. Friday or after noon on Saturday and Sunday. GVW over 137,787 pounds are not permitted to travel at night.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

Tractor Wheelbase: Tractor wheelbase, from center of steer axle to center of drive axles, can now go up to 283 inches, but the overall tractor/trailer combined length cannot exceed 75 feet.

Lift Axles: A special permit must be obtained for use of a lift axle.

Spread Axles: A spread axle group (over 6′ spacing) is treated as a regular (closed) tandem. It is not restricted t0 lower weights as it is in some provinces.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS

Length:

·         53′ semi-trailer

·         75’ overall

Overhang:

·         3′ front

·         6′ rear

Width: 8’6″

Height: 13’7″

Weight:

·         Single – 20,020

·         Tandem – 39,682

·         Tridem – Depends on axle spacings

 

 

ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS

Length: 100′

Width: 16’4″

Height: 16′

Weight: On six or more axles, the maximum is 140,800 pounds.

Note: When height exceeds 16 feet, utilities must be contacted at least three days in advance of the move. One week prior to moving loads exceeding 16 feet wide or 93 feet in length, permit holder must contact police.

ESCORTS

Length:

·         Over 90′ on 2-1ane highways – 1 escort

·         Over 98’5″ on multi-lane divided highways – 4 escort.

Overhang: Over 10′ rear overhang – 1 escort

Width:

·         Over 12′ – 1 escort

·         over 16′ – 2 escorts

Height: Not specified

Note: Some routes may impose additional escort requirements

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS: Bright fluorescent red or orange flags must be at the extremities of all overwidth and overlength loads. Over 10′ wide also requires “D” warning signs at front and rear of vehicle, at rear of vehicle when transporting overlength loads or rear overhang exceeds 6.5 feet or on front of vehicle if front overhang exceeds 3 feet. Amber revolving or strobe warning light is required on cab roof. If it is not visible from all directions, supplementary warning lights are required. Flashing amber lights, visible from a distance of 500 feet, are required on extremities of loads exceeding 12 feet in width, 90 feet in length and on front overhangs exceeding 3 feet.

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