C-24.2, r. 31 - Vehicle Load and Size Limits Regulation

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4. The maximum length of any road vehicle or combination of road vehicles, load included, shall be:
(1)  12.5 m for any motor vehicle where the rear overhang is 4 m or less;
(2)  14 m for any bus where the rear overhang is 4 m or less;
(3)  19 m for an articulated bus;
(4)  23 m for any combination of road vehicles consisting of a farm tractor and of 2 trailers;
(5)  23 m for any combination of road vehicles consisting of not more than 4 motorized road vehicles or chassis of motor vehicles coupled according to the saddle-back method;
(6)  23 m for any combination of road vehicles consisting of a towing vehicle and a single trailer equipped with a dolly or consisting of a towing vehicle and a single trailer having a rear overhang of 4 m or less, where the distance between the front of the load bearing section of the towing vehicle and the rear end of the trailer is 20 m or less;
(7)  23 m for any combination of road vehicles consisting of a tractor and a single semi-trailer that meet the following specifications:
(a)  the tractor has a wheelbase of 6.2 m or less;
(b)  the tractor has an interaxle spacing of 3 m or more;
(c)  the distance between the rear end of the semi-trailer, load included, and the centre of its single, tandem or triple axle is at the most 35% of the distance between the centre of that axle and the centre of the king pin;
(7.1)  25 m for any combination of road vehicles consisting of a tractor and a single semi-trailer to which is coupled only one dolly, that has the specifications referred to in subparagraph 7;
(8)  25 m for any Type B or C double train that meets the following specifications:
(a)  in the case of Type B, it is composed of a tractor and a semi-trailer equipped at the rear with a fifth wheel on which the front of the second semi-trailer rests;
(b)  in the case of Type C, it is composed of a tractor, a semi-trailer and a double drawbar dolly, which converts the second semi-trailer into a trailer:
(c)  the tractor is not provided with load space and has a wheelbase of 6.2 m or less;
(d)  the tractor has an interaxle spacing of 3 m or less;
(e)  the distance between the front of the first semi-trailer and the rear end of the second semi-trailer is 20 m or less;
(9)  25 m for any Type A double train that meets the following specifications:
(a)  it is composed of a tractor, a semi-trailer and a single drawbar dolly, which converts the second semi-trailer into a trailer;
(b)  the tractor is not provided with load space and has a wheelbase of 6.2 m or less;
(c)  the tractor has an interaxle spacing of 3 m or more;
(d)  the distance between the front of the first semi-trailer and the rear end of the second semi-trailer is 20 m or less;
(10)  11 m for any motor vehicle not covered by subparagraphs 1 and 2;
(11)  19 m for any combination of road vehicles not covered by subparagraphs 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9;
(12)  36.5 m for any combination of road vehicles on a public highway belonging to the special class described in Schedule C.
For the purposes of subparagraphs 7, 7.1, 8 and 9, the interaxle spacing of the tractor shall be measured from the axis of rotation of the front axle to the axis of rotation of the first axle of the group of rear axles and the wheelbase of the tractor shall be measured from the axis of rotation of the front axle to the centre of the group of rear axles, or as the case may be, to the axis of rotation of the single rear axle.
For the purposes of subparagraphs 1, 2 and 6, the rear overhang shall be measured from the centre of the single, tandem or triple rear axle to the rear end of the vehicle including loading.
For the purposes of subparagraph 1, the size of the rear overhang does not include the impact attenuator when the vehicle is used as a protection vehicle.
For the purposes of subparagraph 6, the distance between the front end of the load bearing section of the towing vehicle and the rear end of the trailer does not include auxiliary equipment located in front of the load bearing section of the towing vehicle or behind the rear end of the trailer, provided they do not increase the load volume of the road vehicle.
For the purposes of subparagraphs 8 and 9, the distance between the front of the first semi-trailer and the rear end of the second semi-trailer does not include auxiliary equipment located in front of the first semi-trailer or at the rear of the second semi-trailer, provided they do not increase the load volume of the road vehicle.
O.C. 1299-91, s. 4; O.C. 1412-98, s. 4; O.C. 24-2013, s. 2.
4. The maximum length of any road vehicle or combination of road vehicles, load included, shall be:
(1)  12.5 m for any motor vehicle where the rear overhang is 4 m or less;
(2)  14 m for any bus where the rear overhang is 4 m or less;
(3)  18.5 m for an articulated bus;
(4)  23 m for any combination of road vehicles consisting of a farm tractor and of 2 trailers;
(5)  23 m for any combination of road vehicles consisting of a tractor and of not more than 3 motorized road vehicles or chassis of motor vehicles coupled to the tractor according to the saddle-back method;
(6)  23 m for any combination of road vehicles consisting of a towing vehicle and a single trailer equipped with a dolly or consisting of a towing vehicle and a single trailer where the rear overhang of the trailer is 4 m or less;
(7)  23 m for any combination of road vehicles consisting of a tractor and a single semi-trailer that meet the following specifications:
(a)  the tractor has a wheelbase of 6.2 m or less;
(b)  the tractor has an interaxle spacing of 3 m or more;
(c)  the distance between the rear end of the semi-trailer, load included, and the centre of its single, tandem or triple axle is at the most 35% of the distance between the centre of that axle and the centre of the king pin;
(8)  25 m for any Type B or C double train that meets the following specifications:
(a)  in the case of Type B, it is composed of a tractor and a semi-trailer equipped at the rear with a fifth wheel on which the front of the second semi-trailer rests;
(b)  in the case of Type C, it is composed of a tractor, a semi-trailer and a double drawbar dolly, which converts the second semi-trailer into a trailer:
(c)  the tractor is not provided with load space and has a wheelbase of 6.2 m or less;
(d)  the tractor has an interaxle spacing of 3 m or less;
(e)  the distance between the front of the first semi-trailer and the rear end of the second semi-trailer is 20 m or less;
(9)  25 m for any Type A double train that meets the following specifications:
(a)  it is composed of a tractor, a semi-trailer and a single drawbar dolly, which converts the second semi-trailer into a trailer;
(b)  the tractor is not provided with load space and has a wheelbase of 6.2 m or less;
(c)  the tractor has an interaxle spacing of 3 m or more;
(d)  the distance between the front of the first semi-trailer and the rear end of the second semi-trailer is 18.5 m or less;
(10)  11 m for any motor vehicle not covered by subparagraphs 1 and 2;
(11)  19 m for any combination of road vehicles not covered by subparagraphs 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9;
(12)  36.5 m for any combination of road vehicles on a public highway belonging to the special class described in Schedule C.
For the purposes of subparagraphs 7, 8 and 9, the interaxle spacing of the tractor shall be measured from the axis of rotation of the front axle to the axis of rotation of the first axle of the group of rear axles and the wheelbase of the tractor shall be measured from the axis of rotation of the front axle to the centre of the group of rear axles, or as the case may be, to the axis of rotation of the single rear axle.
For the purposes of subparagraphs 1, 2 and 6, the rear overhang shall be measured from the centre of the single, tandem or triple rear axle to the rear end of the vehicle including loading.
For the purposes of subparagraphs 8 and 9, the distance between the front of the first semi-trailer and the rear end of the second semi-trailer does not include auxiliary equipment located in front of the first semi-trailer, provided they do not increase the load volume of the road vehicle.
O.C. 1299-91, s. 4; O.C. 1412-98, s. 4.