Each spring, the Ministère determines the thaw period dates for the three Thaw Zones across Québec. During this time, heavy vehicles travelling on the road network must reduce their loads, in accordance with the limits imposed by the Vehicle Load and Size Limits Regulation. Ippolito Transportation Inc is fully complaint to all regulation as determined by the Ministère.
For the thaw period of 2023, the predicted dates of the load restriction period for each of the thaw zones are indicated below.
Predicted dates for 2023
Zone 1: From Monday, March 20, 2023 (00:01) to Friday, May 19, 2023 (23:59)
Zone 2: From Monday, March 27, 2023 (00:01) to Friday, May 26, 2023 (23:59)
Zone 3: From Monday, March 27, 2023 (00:01) to Friday, May 26, 2023 (23:59)
Depending on changes in weather conditions, the start and end of the load restriction period can be moved ahead or postponed. We can load up to 43,500lbs on a tandem and 51,500lbs on a tridem for thaw period, as long as the weight is spread correctly.
If you need additional details, please send questions to CDNLinehaul@ippolitogroup.com