Department of Highways and Transportation
Motor Carrier Division
1695 Sargent Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3H 0C4
PHONE: 877-812-0009 (dial #8 then #1)

Hours of Business

7:30 AM - 6 PM (Central time)


When escorts are needed

# of escorts

- Length: Loads over 98’5” (30m) 1 Rear on all highways
- Length: Loads over 131’2” (40m) 2 (Front & Rear) on all highways
- Width: Loads over 15’1” (4.6m) 2 (Front & Rear) on single lane highways
- Width: Loads up to 20’ (6.1m) 1 Rear on multi-lane highways
- Width: Loads exceeding 20’ (6.1m) 2 (Front & Rear) on all highways
- Height: Escorts are not required if load is only high


  • Super loads are not applicable in Manitoba: there are no load specifications that qualify as a super load.
  • Loads that have jeeps and boosters in their configuration can go to 101’8” (31m) before requiring a trail vehicle.
  • Consult your permit to determine when escorts are needed.

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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