State Oversize Permits & Escorts Information


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Manitoba Phone Number 204-945-3961 or 877-812-0009

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PERMITS: Permits valid for one trip only, duration depending on length of trip. Must be ordered prior to entering the province.

OPERATING TIME: N0 Sunday 0r holiday travel. Over 10′ wide, no travel is allowed from 3:00 pm. Friday to sunrise Monday. No night travel over 12′ wide unless there are two (2) escorts.


Tractor Wheelbase: Tractor wheelbase, measured center of steer axle to center of drive axles, cannot exceed 244″ inches without an Extended Wheelbase Annual Permit. This permit is unit specific and must be ordered for a specific wheelbase length (center of steer to center of drive axles) and trailer  wheelbase (from kingpin to center of trailer axle group).  You must call them with the exact wheelbase measurements to determine if it can be permitted. Oversize/overweight permit loads do not get any additional exemption on the wheelbase rule.

Tridem Drive Tractor: Pusher or lift axles are not recognized; all axles must drive.

Spread Axles: A spread axle group (over 6′ spacing) is treated as a single axle for weight allowances, and it’s not allowed to carry more than about 20,000 pounds total (10,000 pounds per axle). You must carry an Annual Spread Axle Exceeding 3.05 Meters permit to enter Manitoba with a 10’0″ to 12’0″ spread axle trailer. However, this still does not allow any extra weight.

Trailer Lift/Flip Axles: Manitoba will allow lift or flip axle on trailer on overweight load permit if the axles are evenly spaced.  The axle must he chained up securely when not in use for the load. You can get an annual permit for a lift axle as long as the axles in group are evenly spaced.

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  • 53′ semi-trailer
  • 75’5″ overall

Overhang: 3’3″ front and rear

Width: 8’6″

Height: 13’6″


  • Steer – 12,000
  • Single – 20,020
  • Tandern – 35,200
  • Tridem – 46,200

Length: 98’6″

Width: 15′

Height: 15′


  • Single 20,000
  • Tandem – 44,445
  • Tridem – 60,500

Note: Weight maximums may vary by axle spacings and highway classes.


Length: Over 98’6″ – l escort


  • Over 15′ – l escort on 4-lane divided highways
  • 2 escorts on 2-larie highways

Height: Not usually required

Note: Some routes may impose additional escort requirements

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS: Flag all four corners and/or any front and rear projections of any oversized vehicle/load (light at night). Over 10’ wide also requires “Oversize Load” or “D” warning signs or “Wide Load” signs.

Important Notice:
The following is provided for informational purposes only. We do not procure or arrange permits on behalf of carriers or discuss permit and escort requirements for particular shipments. The following links provide general guidelines for oversize permits and escorts for heavy haul shipping by state/province. State regulations are subject to change; If you find inaccurate information, please let us know, and we will update the page accordingly.