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Truck Weight Classifications and Restrictions

Transportation plays a key role in moving goods and people around the province.

If you need to know how much your truck should weigh, regulations, load width-limits or anything else to do with trucking when travelling in Saskatchewan.

Find operating standards, inspections and national codes for commercial vehicles, transportation of dangerous goods, road restrictions and bans.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting the inquiry line: 1-866-933-5290 in Saskatchewan or 306-933-5290 outside the province.

Weight Classifications

The maximum weight a truck can be is dependent on:

  • highway classification
  • maximum registered gross vehicle weight for vehicles
  • tire size and axle spacing

The weight classification map includes all weight classes in Saskatchewan including primary weight highways, 63,500 kg weight highways, 9 month primary weight highways, secondary weight. In addition, the map identifies bridge restrictions, restricted highways and the clearing the path corridor.

Don't Overload the Road Poster and Map

The axle load of a wheeled vehicle is the total weight felt by the roadway for all wheels connected to a given axle. Legal weights and dimensions are needed to balance the capacity and geometric capabilities of the infrastructure with maximum economic benefits while ensuring road safety. View the Don't Overload the Road Poster and Map.

To learn more about axle loadings, legal dimensions and weights, see Axle Loadings and Legal Dimensions/Weight and Dimensions.

Truckers' Guide

The annual Truckers' Guide serves as a great reference for commercial vehicle operators travelling in Saskatchewan. It's designed to make it easier to understand which transportation organizations are responsible for the information a commercial driver needs.

Bridge and Structural Clearance Table

The Bridge and Structural Clearance Table outlines the vertical and horizontal clearance of structures on Saskatchewan highways.

  • Schedule A Bridges unable to support any load exceeding the allowable gross weight or axle weights.

Road Restrictions and Increased Weights

When transporting goods and/or services in Saskatchewan, the maximum gross vehicle weight is dependent on highway classification.

Commercial truck limits and weight restrictions are in place on provincial highways at various times of the year. It is done to prevent damage to the surface or road bed. There are also opportunities to haul additional weight depending on weather and other factors.

Regulations, Hours, and Configurations

Weight limits, dimensions of the load as well as the number of hours you can drive have been established to keep highways safe in Saskatchewan. Discover trucking regulations, standards and the number of hours you can legally drive here.

Weight and Dimensions

Weight and Dimensions outlines the requirements for various widths, lengths, heights and night travel.

  • Standard over-dimension permit requirements
  • A Guide to Saskatchewan Weight & Dimension Regulations
  • Over-Dimensional Vehicle Partnership Agreements

Vehicle Configurations

There are many types of truck configurations including straight truck, tandem drive, tridem and twin steer combinations.

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