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.
Weight restrictions are not limited to the total cargo weight in the container. Restrictions require proper weight distribution over the axles.
Thaw Period Dates*
Zone 1: From Monday, March 14 (00:01) to Friday, May 13 (23:59)
Zone 2: From Monday, March 14 (00:01) to Friday, May 13 (23:59)
Zone 3: From Monday, March 21 (00: 01) to Friday, May 20 (23:59)
Please refer to the map here, should guidance be required on zone geography.
*Thaw Period Dates are subject to change without any notification and are dependent on weather conditions. Please refer to the Quebec Ministry of Transport for the most update to date details.