Quebec Spring Thaw Restrictions for 2011

 

Please be advised that the Quebec Spring Thaw for 2011 has arrived and is just around the corner.  The following weight restriction period will be March 14th to the 27th May. (Please be advised the above mentioned dates are approximate and could be changed give or take one week with a one day notice).

 

Dry containers

Maximum Weight Restriction for 20’ – 50 706 LBS (23 MT) Max Payload

Maximum Weight Restriction for 40’ – 48 501 LBS (22 MT) Max Payload

 

Reefer containers

Maximum Weight Restriction for 20’ – 46 297 LBS (21 MT) Max Payload

Maximum Weight Restriction for 40’ – 44 092 LBS (20MT) Max Payload

 

The Ministère des Transports du Québec reminds heavy vehicle users and shippers that, as each year, authorized load limits are reduced during the spring thaw period in order to take into account the weaker load bearing capacity of the road network during that period. The starting and ending dates of the load restriction period may be adjusted depending on weather conditions. Please visit the MOT website for further information:

 

MTQ Restrictions