Quebec
Regie De L’Assurance Automobile Du Quebec
5077 Boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel
Quebec, Quebec, G2E 5G3
PHONE: (418) 643-5586

Hours of Business

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8:30AM - 4:30PM | Wed 10:00AM - 4:00PM (Eastern time)

Escorts

When escorts are needed; # of escorts
– Length over 55’9” (17m) 1 Rear if single unit
– Length over 68’10” (21m) 1 Rear if single unit crane
– Length over 90’2” (27.5m) 1 Rear if 2-unit combination
– Length over 98’5” (30m) 1 Rear 3-unit combination
– Width over 12’3” (3.75m) 1 Front on single lane roads, 1 Rear on multi-lane roads
– Width over 10’2” (3.1m) to 12’3” (3.75m) 1 Front on single lane roads if travelling at night
– Width over 14’5” (4.4m) 2 (Front and Rear) on single lane roads, 1 rear on multi-lane roads
– Height over 14’9” (4.5m) 1 High Pole required
– Overhang over 6’6” (2m) in front or 13’1” (4m) in rear 1 Rear
– Super loads (Class 6 or 7 permit) Additional escorts/arrow cars may be required if load is deemed a super load. Escorts requirement will be detailed on permit conditions

Consult your permit to determine when escorts are needed.

SUPER LOADS

Class 6 or 7 permit

Permits are issued on a case-by-case basis. When the Department determines that a load needs special approval they will ask for drawings which must include axle weights, spacings and tire sizes. They will also require a Shipper’s Letter which must contain: Load description, dimensions of piece, overall dimensions, origin of load with physical address, destination of load with physical address, reason load cannot be reduced, and reason why it cannot be shipped by another mode of transportation.

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

Travel permitted one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

Night travel is permitted if overall dimensions do not exceed the following:

Single lane Multi-lane
12’3″ wide 14’5″ wide
55’9″ long (single unit) 55’9″ long (single unit)
68’10” long (crane) 68’10” long (crane)
90’2″ long (2 units) 90’2″ long (2 units)
98’5″ long (3 units) 98’5″ long (3 units)
13’1″ rear overhang 13’1″ rear overhang

Night travel permitted in certain conditions, see conditions on permit.

Weekend travel

Travel permitted on Saturday from sunrise to sunset. Peak hour restrictions are not in effect. No travel allowed on Sunday.

Restricted travel

Travel restricted from 6:30AM to 9:30AM and from 3:30PM to 7:00PM around Quebec City and Montreal for loads over 12’3″ W (3.75m), 55’9″ L (17m) (single unit), 68’10” L (21m) (crane), 90’2″ L (27.5m) (2 units), 98’5″ L (30m) (3 units), 13’1″ rear overhang.

Travel restricted from 6:30AM to 9:30AM and from 3:30PM to 7:00PM around Quebec City and Montreal for loads.