2023 Quebec Spring Weight Restrictions

Source: Logfret Canada; Quebec Ministry of Transport
Date: 1st March 2023

Changes in Quebec Weight Levels for 2023 based on Spring Thaw Period with effect from March 1st to May 30th.

The Quebec Ministry of Transport has issued the regulations for the annual Spring Thaw Period. The restriction is implemented by the local authorities to account for road network’s lower weight bearing capacity during the annual thaw period. The weight restrictions apply to all truck movement to and from Quebec.

Any containers with Cargo weight exceeding the below limitations will automatically be terminated at POD. Spring Thaw Weights restrictions are applicable for any containers travelling through the province of Quebec by Transport Mode (Truck).

Quebec Spring Thaw Restrictions are based on Axel weight, not cargo weight. To avoid any possible fines cargo, weight must be distributed evenly inside the container to avoid overloading axels. In the case of any fines, all charges will be for shipper’s account, no exception.

The weight restrictions apply to all trucks’ movement to and from Quebec.

Maximum Payloads and Axel Weights

Maximum Gross Weight

For questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Logfret Canada Team.

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