British Columbia

British Columbia

Ministry of Solicitor General
Motor Carrier Division
Victoria, British Columbia, V8T5A3
PHONE: (800) 559-9688

Hours of Business

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Pacific time)


When escorts are needed # of escorts
Length: over 90’2” (27.5m) 1 Rear
Length: over 90’2” (27.5m) + width over 12’6” (3.81m) 2 (Front and Rear)
Length: over 101’8” (31m) to 118’1” (36m) 1 Rear and 1 Front (for night travel)
Length: over 118’2” (36m) to 131’3” (40m) 1 Rear and 1 Front (day and night)
Width: over 10’6 (3.2m) 1 Front for night travel
Width: over 11’5” (3.5m) to 14’5” (4.4m) 1 Front
Width: at 12’6 (3.81m) to 14’5” (4.4m) 1 Front and 1 Rear (for night travel)
Width: over 14’5 (4.4m) to 16’4” (5m) 3 escorts on single lane roads, 2 escorts on multi-lane roads.
Height: Permit office will give conditions for over height

Consult your permit to determine when escorts are needed.


The following dimensions make up a super load: 14'5" (4.4m) wide, 15' (4.57m) high, 101' (30.79m) long, and 140,800 lbs. gross weight.

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.

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