The Government of Manitoba and the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) announced regulatory changes to the province’s vehicle weights and dimensions regulations.
The changes include:
- The permissible length for aerodynamic devices (boat tails) increasing from 0.61 metres to 1.52 metres and will continue to be excluded from the measurement of overall length, provided the devices are collapsible.
- The permissible length for a B-train configuration increasing from 26 metres to 27.5 metres. However, the new B-train length will now include wildlife bumpers in the overall length measurement.
- The permissible weight for wide-base single tires and axle groups fitted with wide-based single tires increased for RTAC routes to be consistent with dual tires (already if effect by Ministerial Order, now moved to regulation).
All three changes addressed in Manitoba have been longstanding positions of Canadian Trucking Alliance.
For complete details of the changes in Manitoba, see the attached bulletin at this PDF link: VWD-Regulatory-Amendments.