Do you Need an Ontario Trucking Permit?
Ministry of Transport301 St. Paul Street
St Catharines, Ontario L2R 7R4
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Eastern Standard Time
Valid for 3 to 5 days
Weekend travel allowances depend on dimensions and routes, and some weekend and Friday limitations occur during summer months.
Night travel is permitted up to 10′ wide and 14′ high, but “conspicuity requirements” must be met, including reflectorized “D” signs.
Oversize Load Signs
"Oversize Load" or "D" signs front and rear are also required on all oversized vehicle/loads. Signs must be removed or covered when not required
Flags are required on all four corners and/or any front and rear projections of any oversized vehicle/load (light at night).
|Steer Axle||12,000 lbs.|
|Single Axle||22,000 lbs.|
|Tandem Group||39,600 lbs.|
|Tridem Group||59,400 lbs.|
|Length - Semi-Trailer||53'|
*Overall length cannot exceed 75'
|Weight||Depends on axle spacings and tire sizes.|
Route surveys may be required over these dimensions. Expect extra wait time for issuance of permit.
|Width Over 13'||1*|
|Width Over 15'||2 On 2-Lane Highways|
|Width Over 16'4"||2 or More Police Escorts|
|Height Over 15'11"||1|
|Length Over 120'||1|
|Length Over 150'||2 or More Police Escorts|
|Rear Overhang Over 15'||1|
*Route survey may also be required for over 13' wide
Some routes may impose additional escort requirements. Excessive weight vehicles may require police escorts.