ADVISORY: Quebec Spring Thaw

2021 Quebec Spring Thaw Load Restrictions
February 12, 2021
Source: Transport Ministry of Quebec, Canada
The Province of Quebec Transport Ministry is once again reminding heavy vehicle users and shippers that authorized load limits are reduced during the spring thaw period in order to take into account the weaker load bearing capacity of the road network.
The forecasted spring thaw period for Zone 1 is March 6 at 00:001 to May 7 at 23:59; Zone 2 is March 15 at 0:01 to May 14 at 23:59; and Zone 3 is March 22 at 00:01 to May 21, 2020 at 23:59. The starting and ending dates of the load restriction period may be adjusted by the Ministry depending on weather conditions.

The maximum cargo weight for Intra-Quebec moves during the thaw period will be:
• 20’ dry container : 48,000 lbs. maximum cargo weight
• 40’/ 40'HC/ 45’ dry container : 50,000 lbs. maximum cargo weight
• 40’ reefer container : 48,000 lbs. maximum cargo weight
Click here to view complete details on the Transport Ministry of Quebec website.
Please contact us if container payloads are expected to be near, or may exceed, cargo weights stated above.