New Brunswick

New Brunswick

Overweight and Oversize Loads
Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5H1
PHONE: (506) 453-2982

Hours of Business

8:15 AM - 4:30 PM (Atlantic time)


When escorts are needed # of escorts
- Length: Over 90’2”(27.5m) 1 Rear on single lane roads
- Length: Over 98’5” (30m) 1 Rear
- Width: Over 12’ (3.66m) 1 Front on single lane roads or 1 Rear on multi-lane roads
- Width: Over 16’ (4.88m) 2 (Front and Rear) on single lane roads
- Width: Over 10’ (3.05m) to 12’ (3.66m) 1 Rear if travelling at night
- Height: No escort required for height

Consult your permit to determine when escorts are needed.


A load with a weight around 72,000kgs (158,400 lbs) is usually considered a super load, depending on destination.

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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