Prince Edward Island
Department of Transportation & Public Works
Highway Safety Division
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A 7N8
PHONE: (902) 368-5200

Hours of Business

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Atlantic time)


When escorts are needed # of escorts
– Length: Over 90’2” (27.5m) 1 Rear
– Width: Over 11’11” (3.65m) to 15’ (4.57m) 1 Front if not equipped if load is not equipped flashing lights on outer extremities
– Width: over 14’11” (4.57m) to 18’ (5.5m) 2 (Front and Rear);
– Height: No specific requirements for height

Consult your permit to determine when escorts are needed.


Vehicles 130,000 lbs. and over are considered a super load.

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.

Operating Times

Daylight hours only

Weekend travel

Saturday and Sunday travel is allowed.

Restricted travel

Restrictions are assigned on a case-by-case basis and any restrictions will be written on the permit. During July and August, the time of travel can be further restricted.