QUEBEC OVERSIZE PERMITS & ESCORTS INFORMATION
PERMITS: Permits valid for seven days, Must have permit prior to entering the province.
Note: Quebec permits are printed in French, not English.
OPERATING TIME: One-half hour before sunrise to one~half hour after sunset, Monday through Thursday, and one-half hours before sunrise to 3:00pm on Friday.
RESTRICTED TRAVEL: Travel is not allowed during “peak hours” when over 12′ wide or over 90′ long, or over 13′ of rear overhang. Travel prohibited on Sundays and legal holidays.
Tractor Wheelbase: There is now an annual permit available for long wheelbase tractors coupled with decreasing trailer wheelbase similar to BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.
Tridem Drive Tractor: If the drive axle is a lift axle, it is not counted for the wheelbase measurement – measure from the steer to center of the two fixed drive axles.
Spread Axles: Spread axle combinations are recognized on 48′ trailers.
- 53′ semi-trailer
- 75′ overall
Overhang: 6’6″ rear must be flagged
Weight: Depends on axle spacings
- Steer- 12,000
- Single – 22,020
- Tandem – 39,600
- Tridem – 46,000
ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS
Overhang: 13′ front or rear
Weight: Depends on axle configurations and routes
- Over 90′ – 1 escort.
- Over 130′ – 2 escorts.
- Over 13′ rear overhang – 1 escort
- Over 6’6″ front overhang – 1 front escort
- Over 12’3″ – 1 escort on all highways
- Over 14’4″ – 2 escorts
- Over 17’5″ – police escort and special conditions may apply.
Height: Over 14’9″- 1 escort with height pole
Note: Some routes may impose additional escort requirements.
SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS: Flags are required at the wide points at the front and rear corners, and at the rear extremities of overhangs. A red light should be attached at the extremity of a rear overhang. “D” signs front and rear are required when vehicle/load width exceeds 10′, or overall length exceeds 82′, or height exceeds 14′. (“Oversíze Load” signs are not allowed to substitute for the “D” signs). Signs must be removed or covered when not in use. All vehicles traveling under permit must have headlights turned on, and must display an amber beacon light visible from all directions.