Regulatory

Over Dimension Loads


When a load exceeds legal dimensions a permit is required and, depending on the dimensions, certain conditions must be followed. Legal Dimensions in Alberta are:

Width 2.6m
Height 4.15m
Length
  • Single Vehicle - 12.5m
  • Truck Tractor and Trailer - 23.0m
  • Truck and Towed Trailer - 23.0m
  • Truck Tractor, Semi Trailer and Trailer - 23.0m
Conditions for Width
Over 8’7” wide (2.60m)
  • Flags by day
  • Warning lights by night
Over 10’ wide (3.05m)
  • As above PLUS 2 dimensional signs
Over 11’ wide (3.35m)
  • As above PLUS 1 or more flashing lights
Over 12’7” wide (3.85m)
  • As above PLUS
  • 1 pilot vehicle
    • behind - 4-lane
    • front - 2-lane
  • No movement after 3:00 p.m. on day preceding weekend or a Stat
  • No movement on Sunday or Stat. holiday
Over 14’7” wide (4.45m)
  • As above PLUS
  • Flags, signs, flashing lights
  • On 2-lane - 1 pilot and 1 trail vehicle
  • On 4-lane
    • up to 18’ (5.5m) needs 1 trail vehicle
    • over 18’(5.5m) needs 1 pilot and 1 trail vehicle
  • DAYLIGHT HOURS ONLY
Over 18’ wide (5.49m or 5.5m)
  • As above PLUS
    • mts26e (over 4.45m)
    • mts26h (used buildings)
Over 24’ wide (7.32m)
  • As above PLUS
  • Notify RCMP
  • No convoys


Alberta Statutory Holidays
  • New Years Day - January 1
  • Family Day - 3rd Monday in February
  • Good Friday - Friday before Easter
  • Victoria Day - Monday before May 25th
  • Canada Day - July 1st (Unless on a Sunday then it becomes July 2)
  • Labor Day - 1st Monday in September
  • Thanksgiving Day - Second Monday in October
  • Remembrance Day - November 11
  • Christmas Day - December 25