REGINA — Due to milder weather this November, winter weight season is being postponed on all relevant secondary highways.
Typically, winter weights begin on Nov.16 each year and run through March 14.
Colder temperatures during the winter months help freeze and strengthen roads. As a result, more weight can be transported on provincial highways without damaging the road.
Shippers using secondary weight highways benefit the most because this allows efficient movement from secondary to primary weight highways, according to the Ministry of Highways. This is a significant benefit to the trucking community because it can result in fewer truckloads and cost savings, a press release states.
Municipal roads are the responsibility of rural municipalities, and each municipality sets their own weight limits.
Commercial truckers and shippers are encouraged to check the status of roads regularly at: www.saskatchewan.ca/truckingweights.
To find the latest road restriction orders online, visit www.saskatchewan.ca, follow us on Twitter @SkGovHwyHotline and look for #skweights or call the Hotline at 511.
For technical and regulatory information, commercial carriers can contact the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Inquiry Line weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1-866-933-5290.