Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories
Department of Transportation
Manager of Compliance
#76 Capitol Drive
Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada
PHONE: (403) 874-6763

Hours of Business

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Mountain time)


When escorts are needed # of escorts
- Length over 101’8” (31m) 1 Rear
Width over 10’6” (3.2m) 1 escort except on main wide load corridors
- Width over 12’7” (3.85m) 1 Front or Rear at a distance 328’ (100m) to 2626’ (800M)
- Width 14’7” (4.45m) to 18’5” (5.5m) 1 Front and 1 Rear
- Width over 18’ (5.5m) Require pre-authorization from Enterprise weigh scale
- Height only No escorts required when load is only high

Consult your permit to determine when escorts are needed.


All loads over 220,000 lbs. are considered super loads.

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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