2017 Quebec Spring Thaw Reminder


Dear Valued Customer,


We would like to bring to your attention to the following requirements when shipping your cargo.





The Ministère des Transports du Québec reminds heavy vehicle users and shippers that, as each year, authorized
load limits are reduced during the spring thaw period in order to take into account the weaker load bearing capacity of
the road network during that period.
For the 2017 spring thaw period, the forecasted dates the load restrictions start and end in each of the thaw zones are
as follows:



Zone 1: February 27 – April 28
Zone 2: March 6 – May 5
Zone 3: March 13 – May 12


For more specific information please follow the Transport Quebec website below.





It is also important to note that the weight restrictions not only apply to the total cargo weight
in the container but also to the distribution of the weight over the axles of the chassis. If the
weight is not distributed evenly across all axles, the container will then be subject to an axle
overloading fine. All charges will be for the account of the shipper.


Start and end dates by zone are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Please
consult the Quebec Ministry of Transport website for the most up-to-date information: