13. The maximum axle load is the lesser of the following loads:
(1) the sum of the maximum load for each tire of an axle or a combination of axles, as indicated on the tire side wall by the manufacturer, except, for the axle or combination of axles belonging to classes B.10 to B.57, that the maximum load of a tire, that is not wide-tread and that is mounted on a single wheel, cannot exceed 10 kg per mm of nominal width of its tread;
(2) 5,500 kg for an axle belonging to class B.1, 11,000 kg for a combination of axles belonging to class B.2 or B.3 or a higher load maximum indicated by the manufacturer of the road vehicle or the load capacity indicated by the person who made alterations on or to a vehicle with the approval of the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec in accordance with paragraph 1 of section 214 of the Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2);
(3) the maximum load provided for in section 14 that, as the case may be, is
(a) increased by 20% on a public road belonging to the special class;
(b) decreased by 1,000 kg per axle equipped with only 2 tires that are not wide-tread for axles of classes B.10 to B.57;
(c) decreased by 1,000 kg for classes B.31, B.32 and B.33 where the class of axles is made up of a group of axles equivalent to a triple axle.
For the purposes of subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph, in the case of double wheels, the maximum load of the inner tire is, unless proven otherwise, the same as that of the outer tire.
The provisions of subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph concerning the maximum load of a 10 kg tire per mm of nominal width of the tread and those of subparagraph b of subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph do not apply to a self-steering axle belonging to class B.44, where the width of the single wheel tires is at least 365 mm, or to class B.45, where the width of the single wheel tires is at least 385 mm.
O.C. 1299-91, s. 13; O.C. 1412-98, s. 11; O.C. 24-2013, s. 9.