Do you Need an Nova Scotia Trucking Permit?

Ministry of Transport

Business Registration Unit
Service Nova Scotia
P.O. Box 1523
Halifax, NS B2J 2Y3

Permit Office

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Atlantic Standard Time

902-424-5536

Permit Validity

5 Days

Transportation Restrictions

Loads exceeding 12 feet in width or 82 feet in length are not allowed to move after 3:00
p.m. Friday until Monday morning. Vehicles/loads exceeding 14 feet wide or 82 feet long may not move between the
hours of 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. or 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Operating Time

Sunrise to sunset

Weekend Travel

See Restricted Travel

Transportation Requirements

Oversize Load Signs

"D" warning signs at front and rear of vehicle are required when width exceeds 10 feet, height exceeds 14 feet, length exceeds 75 feet, or overhang exceeds 3 feet in front or 6'6" feet in rear.

Flags/Lights

Fluorescent red flags must be at the extremities of the load when width exceeds 9 feet,
or overhang exceeds 3 feet in front or 6'6" feet in rear.

Amber revolving or strobe warning light is required on cab roof when width exceeds 9 feet, length exceeds 75 feet, or
overhang exceeds 3 feet in front or 6'6" feet in rear

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
Single Axle 25,000 lbs.
Tandem Group 50,000 lbs.
Tridem Group 65,000 lbs.
Width 18'
Height 15'8"
Length 100'

Allow 7 business days for loads exceeding these dimensions

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
Width Over 10' 1
Width Over 14' 2
Height Not Specified
Length Over 82' 2
Rear Overhang Over 9'9" 2

Some routes may impose additional escort requirements

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