SASKATCHEWAN OVERSIZE PERMITS & ESCORTS INFORMATION
PERMITS: Permits valid for one 24-hour period, but can be extended. A permit number is issued when a permit is ordered, to allow you to go into the port or scale.
OPERATING TIME: If over 12’2″wide, 82′ long, or 16′ high, movement is limited to daytime travel only, and no movement on Friday after 3:00pm from July 1 through Labor Day. Night travel requires reflectorized or lighted signs at the rear.
Tractor Wheelbase: Tractor wheelbase, from center of steer axle to center of drive axles, is limited to 244″ except that overweight permit loads can be permitted with a longer wheelbase if the Division of Highways approves. This exception does not apply to oversize permits, only overweight. For legal size loads, an annual permit for long wheelbase tractors can be used subject to the trailer kingpin limits.
Tridcm Drive Tractor: Saskatchewan does not recognize tridem drive tractors except for use on large non-divisible overweight moves. Lift axles are not recognized and cannot be down. Tridem drive tractor, when allowed, must have wheelbase 0f between 260″ to 268.”
Spread Axles: A spread axle group (over 6′ spacing) is treated as a single axle for weight allowances, and it is not allowed to carry more than about 20,000 pounds total (10,000 pounds per axle). except that with a single piece non -divisible load a maximum of 37,500 pounds is allowed on the spread.
Trailer Lift/Flip Axles: Lift axles are not allowed. They must be chained up. Flip axles can be used, provided trailer kingpin to center axle of tridem is not over 43’5″ feet, trailer length is not over 53′ feet and the load is non-divisible.
- 53′ semi-trailer
- 75′ overall
Overhang: Depends on kingpin settings, trailer wheelbase, and other measurements
Weight: Depends on axle spacings
- Steer – 12,100
- Single – 20,020 (18,040 on secondary and municipal highways)
- Tandem – 37,400 (31,900 on secondary and municipal highways)
- Tridem – 50,600 (44,000 on secondary highways, 31,900 on municipal highways)
ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS
*No set maximums – depends on load and routes
- Tandem: 48,000
- Tridem: 72,000 (Bridge check for over 60,000)
- Over 98′ on 2-lane highway – 1 escort
- Over 118′ on multi-lane highways – 2 escorts
- If vehicle/load extends over centerline – 1 escort
- Over 16’4″ – 1 escort
Height: No requirement, except at 17’2″ you must contact utility companies.
Note: Some routes may impose additional escort requirements.
SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS: Flags are required at extremities on any load that extends beyond the trailer. “D” signs, “Wide Load” signs or “Oversize Load” signs front and rear are required when vehicle/load width exceeds 10′ wide. Night running requires illumination of the sign or an amber beacon mounted at the center rear. A beacon light should be mounted on the cab for loads over 10’9” wide (and on the rear if it is not visible from all angles). A vehicle/load over 82′ in length must have a “D” sign or “Long Load” sign mounted at the rear. Signs must be removed or covered when they are not required.