Regulation Respecting Vehicle Load and Size Limits
The main objectives of the Regulation respecting load and size limits for trucks and combination vehicles are to ensure the safety of road users and protect infrastructure (roads and bridges). This regulation provides for different standards limiting, among other things, the size, load per group of axles and total loaded mass of trucks travelling on public roads.
Responsibilities of the Operator and the Shipper When an Overweight Vehicle Is Intercepted
Since October 1st 2007, a more equitable sharing of responsibilities among the parties, when a vehicle that is overweight in terms of its authorized total loaded mass is intercepted, is in effect.
The section applies to heavy vehicles that do not conform to their authorized total loaded mass whether they have or not a special permit when they are considered to be fully loaded.
Based on a comparison of the loaded mass that is detected by the scales and the loaded mass that is declared by the shipper, this section describes three ways in which responsibility can be shared between the operator and the shipper, and specifies the documents that must be carried aboard the vehicle.