State Oversize Permits & Escorts Information

New Brunswick

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New Brunswick Phone Number 888-762-8600

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PERMITS: Permits valid for three days. Must be ordered prior to entering the province.

OPERATING TIME: In addition to daytime (sunrise t0 sunset) travel, loads not exceeding 10′ wide, 98’5″ in length, and 14′ in height may also travel nighttime with a pilot car and on weekends and holidays. Loads not exceeding 12′ wide, in 98’5″ in length, and 14′ in height may also travel nighttime on multi-lane divided highways only and are granted weekend and holiday travel.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL: Loads not exceeding 16′ in width, 98’5″ in length and 14’9″ in height are not permitted to move after 3:00 pm. Friday or after noon on Saturday and Sunday. GVW over 137,787 pounds are not permitted to travel at night.


Tractor Wheelbase: Tractor wheelbase, from center of steer axle to center of drive axles, can now go up to 283 inches, but the overall tractor/trailer combined length cannot exceed 75 feet.

Lift Axles: A special permit must be obtained for use of a lift axle.

Spread Axles: A spread axle group (over 6′ spacing) is treated as a regular (closed) tandem. It is not restricted t0 lower weights as it is in some provinces.

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


  • 3′ front
  • 6′ rear

Width: 8’6″

Height: 13’7″


  • Single – 20,020
  • Tandem – 39,682
  • Tridem – Depends on axle spacings

Length: 100′

Width: 16’4″

Height: 16′

Weight: On six or more axles, the maximum is 140,800 pounds.

Note: When height exceeds 16 feet, utilities must be contacted at least three days in advance of the move. One week prior to moving loads exceeding 16 feet wide or 93 feet in length, permit holder must contact police.



  • Over 90′ on 2-1ane highways – 1 escort
  • Over 98’5″ on multi-lane divided highways – 4 escort.

Overhang: Over 10′ rear overhang – 1 escort


  • Over 12′ – l escort
  • over 16′ – 2 escorts

Height: Not specified

Note: Some routes may impose additional escort requirements

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS: Bright fluorescent red or orange flags must be at the extremities of all overwidth and overlength loads. Over 10′ wide also requires “D” warning signs at front and rear of vehicle, at rear of vehicle when transporting overlength loads or rear overhang exceeds 6.5 feet or on front of vehicle if front overhang exceeds 3 feet. Amber revolving or strobe warning light is required on cab roof. If it is not visible from all directions, supplementary warning lights are required. Flashing amber lights, visible from a distance of 500 feet, are required on extremities of loads exceeding 12 feet in width, 90 feet in length and on front overhangs exceeding 3 feet.

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.