Special Permits are required for the operation of a vehicle or combination of vehicles, object, structure or load that exceeds the weight or dimensions specified in the Vehicles Regulations.
To operate a commercial motor vehicle that is not
Any qualified motor vehicle that is not registered in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador must either
Any qualified motor vehicle that is registered in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and that will be traveling outside the Province must either
In Newfoundland and Labrador limitations for vehicle weights and dimensions are found in the Vehicles Regulations under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA), and based on the vehicle type and axle configuration
Prohibited Vehicles Section 9 of the Vehicle Regulations
Standards respecting vehicle weight and dimensions limits in Atlantic Canada.
Summary of vehicle weights and dimensions limits by configuration.
The National Safety Code (NSC) is a code of minimum performance standards for the safe operation of commercial vehicles and has been adopted by all jurisdictions in Canada. The NSC applies to all people responsible for the operation of commercial vehicles which include trucks, buses, power units and trailers. The NSC is designed to encourage trucking safety, promote efficiency in the motor carrier industry, and achieve consistent safety standards in this area across Canada.
The NSC specifically addresses driving behaviour and the safe carriage of the vehicle’s cargo or its passengers. Safety-related NSC standards cover: safety ratings, facility audits, driver and carrier profile systems, trip inspection reports, driver hours of service, commercial vehicle maintenance and inspections, and load security. The code's administrative standards cover self-certification for drivers, single-driver licencing, a classified driver licence system, medical standards, knowledge and performance testing, and a driver-examiner training program.
The Compliance Review Facility Audit Safety Package is designed to provide general guidance to carriers and their drivers to ensure requirements as outlined by the National Safety Code standards are achieved. If used appropriately, the guide is a tool which will enable the carrier to maintain a concise method of keeping records pertaining to the condition and maintenance of its vehicles. It can also provide for a method of tracking a driver’s performance in carrying out his/her duties.
The Stolen and Wrecked Vehicle Monitoring Program is a national program designed to ensure consumer protection and public safety by:
Please see the Stolen and Wrecked Vehicle Program page.
Cargo Securement Regulations fall under the authority of the Highway Traffic Act and must be followed by all vehicles operating on public roadways in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Who does cargo securement apply to, how is cargo safely secured, cargo securement system, capacity use, vehicle structure and examples of securing devices.
|Certificate of Insurance|
|Certificate of Cancellation/Expiry of Insurance|
|Application for a Certificate of Appointment as a Licensed Official Inspection Station|
|Application for Amendment to Official Inspection Station Certificate|
|Application for Motor Carrier Certificate|
|Carrier Registration Form|
See the Motor Registration Division Legislation page for links to the Highway Traffic Act and the regulations under it.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is a not-for-profit organization, established to promote an environment free of commercial vehicle accidents and incidents. They establish transportation safety standards for motor carriers, drivers, vehicles, and inspectors through compliance, education, training, and enforcement programs.
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