Multiple legal units travelling together in a short period of time expose the roadway to a greater risk of damage.
A Multiple Legal Loads Permit forces owners of multiple legal units to obtain a permit if more than a set number of units are travelling to the same lease in a 24 hour period.
To enforce this permit Municipalities must regulate the movement through a condition on the Road Use Agreement or pass a bylaw that requires the road user to receive a permit prior to movement occurring when they are exceeding the set number of legal units moving into a location in a 24 hour period.
Municipalities have reported success since implementing the Multiple Legal Loads Permit as it provides a mechanism to track which load moved onto a location and when, making the recovery of damage easier.
RDS can help the Municipality with this service by coordinating and issuing the permit to the road user prior to move and charging a fee to the road user.