Winter Weight Season Postponed
Each year, the amount of weight that trucks can haul increases during the winter months. The winter weight period typically begins November 16 however, the 2018 start date is being delayed due to weather and road structure conditions.
Saskatchewan’s winters help to freeze and strengthen roads. As a result, more weight can be transported on provincial highways creating improved efficiency for trucking goods and exporting Saskatchewan products.
Currently, roads are not fully frozen and additional weights could damage pavement and the road structures beneath. Road structures will continue to be monitored throughout the province and winter weights will be implemented as soon as sufficient freezing exists.
Truckers are encouraged to learn the latest road restriction orders and related information online at www.saskatchewan.ca/truckingweights or by calling the Highway Hotline in Regina and area at 306-787-7623; Saskatoon and area at 306-933-8333; across Canada at 1-888-335-7623; and on the SaskTel Cellular Network at *ROAD.
In addition, technical and regulatory information is available from the Saskatchewan Highway Patrol Inquiry Line at 1-866-933-5290. Truck drivers outside of Saskatchewan can call the same line at 306-933-5290. The line operates weekdays, except statuary holidays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Government of Saskatchewan has invested $8.4 billion in transportation infrastructure since 2008.