Government of New Brunswick

In June 2001 Ministers responsible for vehicle weight and dimensions regulations within Atlantic Canada endorsed a proposal for uniform regulatory requirements throughout the region.  These new regulations came into force in each Atlantic Province during October 2001. As a means of easing the impact on carriers, there are grandfathering provisions for some equipment until the end of the year 2009.

To assist the trucking industry, a summary is available called The Guide to the Agreement on Uniform Vehicle Weights and Dimensions Limits in Atlantic Canada. It can be found on the web site of the Council of Deputy Ministers Task Force on Vehicle Weights and Dimensions Policy, under Atlantic Regional Initiatives.

Copies of this Guide can be obtained at various Department of Public Safety Highway scale offices throughout the Province.

Copies are also available from the Transportation Policy Branch of the New Brunswick Department of Transportation, at the following address:

Transportation Policy Branch
New Brunswick Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB  E3B 5H1
Tel: (506) 453-2802
Fax: (506) 453-3701

It should be noted that the Guide is for general information purposes only. Vehicles are subject to actual specific legislation respecting weight and dimension limits in each of the Atlantic Provinces.

The new vehicle weights and dimensions regulation in New Brunswick is known as Regulation 2001-67, Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Regulation – Motor Vehicle Act, and it is available from the Queen’s Printer, at the following address:

Queen’s Printer for New Brunswick
Centennial Building, Room 115
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB  E3B 5H1
Tel: (506) 453-2520