Motor Transport Branch
4th Floor Provincial Building
4920 51st Street
Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 6K8
PHONE: (403) 342-7138

Hours of Business

Hours of business: Mon-Fri 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM | Sat & Sun 7:15 AM - 3:30 PM (Mountain time)


When escorts are needed # of escorts
Length: over 111’6" (34m) up to 124’6” (38m) 1 Rear
Length: over 124’6” (38m) up to 137’8” (42m) 2 (Front and Rear)
Length: over 137’8” (42m) daylight travel only 2 (Front and Rear)
Width: over 12’7” (3.85m) 1 Front on single lane, 1 Rear on multi-lane
Width: over 18’ (5.5m) 2 (Front and Rear)
Height: Pole cars not used in AB. Loads higher than 17’4” (5.3m) must contact utilities company


  • *View high load corridor routes
  • Consult your permit to determine when escorts are needed


Any amount over 198,000 lbs. is considered a super load. Anything over 286,000 lbs. requires a
diagram as well as the axle spacings and axle weights.

Escort vehicle requirements can differ significantly by province in terms of mandatory driver
qualifications, training, certifications, vehicle weights, obligatory signage/flags/lighting,
necessary onboard equipment, and more. The ODS team can provide you with all additional
requirements specific to your route.