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Changes in Weight Levels - 2021 Quebec Spring Thaw Period



We at 1UP Cargo strive to keep you up to date with all the relevant supply chain and logistics developments. With this in mind we would like to alert you to changes in Quebec Weight Levels for 2021 based on the Spring Thaw Period.


The Quebec Ministry of Transport has issued its regulations for the annual Spring Thaw Period. This restriction is placed by the local authorities to account for road network’s lower weight bearing capacity during the annual thaw period. The weight restrictions apply to all truck movement to and from Quebec.


For the thaw period of 2021, the predicted starting dates of the load restriction period for each of the thaw zones are indicated below.


Predicted starting dates for 2021


Zone 1

From Monday, March 8 (00:01) to Friday, May 7 (23:59)

Zone 2

From Monday, March 15 (00:01) to Friday, May 14 (23:59)

Zone 3

From Monday, March 22 (00: 01) to Friday, May 21 (23:59)

Depending on changes in weather conditions, the start and end of the load restriction period can be moved ahead or postponed.


A detailed thaw map can be downloaded here.

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