Quebec Spring Thaw Weight Restriction Announcement

Quebec Spring Thaw Weight Restriction Announcement

Dates for the 2014 Quebec Spring Thaw period have been changed. The official period will begin on March 31st and end on May 30th, 2014. These dates are subject to change depending on weather conditions.

The Quebec Spring Thaw period is when the Quebec Road Authorities limit the payload limits so as to protect roads from damage.

For containers exported to or via Quebec, the following maximum payload limits need to be maintained: CONTAINER TYPE

ALL MOTOR VIA PHILADELPHIA

(Maximum cargo weight – Kgs)

RAIL VIA PHILADELPHIA

(Maximum cargo weight – Kgs)

20′

40′

20′

40′

Dry ( includes 40’HC)

24,000

23,000

21,500

25,800

Flat rack

23,800

22,600

21,200

25,400

Open top

24,000

23,000

21,500

25,800

Reefer

21,000

20,000

All motor only

All motor only

Heavy permit, tri-axle or quad-axle surcharges may apply