Do You Need an Alberta Trucking Permit?

Ministry of Transport

Honourable Brian Mason
Transportation Minister and Infrastructure Minister
Room 320 Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5K 2B6
Canada

Permit Office

6:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Midnight) Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday - Sunday

800-662-7138 and 403-342-7138

403-340-5278

Permit Validity

7 Consecutive Days

Transportation Restrictions

Travel allowed on Fridays until 3pm for loads that exceed 12’7″ in width

Operating Time

30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset

Weekend Travel

Travel allowed on Fridays until 3pm for loads that exceed 12’7″ wide

Allowed and unrestricted on Saturdays unless stated on your permit.

If over 12’7″ in width you may not travel on Sundays.

Night Moves

Night travel is permitted for over length loads as long as you have 1 rear pilot car/escort and are on multiple lane roads.

Transportation Requirements

Oversize Load Signs

Oversized load sign required on front and back when over 10' wide

Flags/Lights

Over 8-6 wide
Flags by day & warning lights by night

Over 10-0 wide
As above + 2 dimension signs, front and back

Over 11-0 wide
As above + 1 or more flashing lights

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
Width 14'7" depending on routing for a routine trucking permit
Length 170'8" is about the maximum you can get by with on a routine permit
Height 17'5" is the cut off point for routing permits, contingent on routing
Weight Depending on axle spacings, combinations and tire sizes
Overhang 19'9' max on routine depending on routing

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
Over 12'6" Wide 1 (Rear on 2-Lane and Front on 4-Lane)
Over 14'7" Wide - 2 Lane 2 (Front and Rear)
Over 14'7" Wide - 4 Lane 1 Rear
Over 18' Wide - 4 Lane 2 (Front and Rear)

Over 12-6 wide
Flags by day & warning lights by night
No movement from 3:00 pm until midnight on a Friday or a day preceding a statutory holiday
No movement on Sunday or a statutory holiday

Over 14-7 wide
Flags, signs, flashing light:
No movement after 3:00 pm on a Friday or a day preceding a statutory holiday
No movement on Sunday or a statutory holiday
Travel during DAYLIGHT HOURS ONLY

Greater than 18-0 wide
As above PLUS policies on movement of buildings.
Stopping on provincial highway only permitted at designated truck pull-outs (except for emergencies and power line lifting)
Travel during DAYLIGHT HOURS ONLY

Over 24-0 wide
As above plus notify RCMP
No traveling in convoys
May require preapproval from engineer

Over 17’4” HIGH
Notify power and telephone companies

Additional Information

Fees
Single Trip: $15.00

Multi-Trip Overdimensional: $60.00

Extended Length: $300.00

High Load Corridor Fee based on a per kilometer rate

Single trip overweight or overweight and overdimensional $.03/ton/km

Multi-trip overweight only or overweight and overdimensional $60 and a fee calculated on # of axles.

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM EST