Apr 16

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Trailer Load Weight Reductions

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The annual spring thaw is upon us in Canada! During this time, trailer loads must be reduced in weight to protect roads from damage due to high moisture levels. Restrictions have been lifted on essential goods such as medical supplies, food and medications because of COVID-19. 

Shippers and carriers have to be mindful of the restrictions as they can vary between 5% and 20% in weight reductions, based on the configuration and vehicle’s axle type.

Each province has its own weight restrictions and dates in place. Use the links below for a quick reference on road restriction organized by province.


British Columbia


New Brunswick


Nova Scotia


Prince Edward Island



Port X Logistics can help you with load planning and shipping during the thaw season.  Contact us at canada@portxlogistics.com