Weight and Dimensions Regulations

This section provides information for the trucking industry about the weight and dimension regulations in Alberta. Legal weights and dimensions are needed to balance the capacity and geometric capabilities of the infrastructure with maximum economic benefits while ensuring road safety.

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This section provides information to the trucking industry about the weight and dimension regulations in the Province of Alberta.

Legal weights and dimensions are needed to balance the capacity and geometric capabilities of the infrastructure with maximum economic benefits.

Note: This electronic service is meant to be a simplified guide to certain parts of the acts and regulations, and not a substitute for them. Alberta Transportation, Transport Engineering Branch, is not responsible for any omissions in the following documents. It is the responsibility of the transporter to consult the regulations for the exact requirements before moving shipments.

Provincial regulations concerning legal weights and dimensions in the trucking industry are available for purchase in paper and electronic format through the Alberta Queen's Printer Bookstore.

The regulations of most interest to this topic are found under the Traffic Safety Act and the Motor Vehicle Registration Act.

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