Ontario has expanded its Long Combination Vehicle program

Expect to see more of this on Ontario highways Ontario has changed its LCV program. The program has been in place since 2009 and has been growing in popularity. Now, carriers can further take advantage of the larger vehicle sizes in Ontario to increase their payloads and efficiencies. Changes to the program include: Lifting permit … Read more

Stories from the West: Heaviest Trucks

Herman Jans wrote into Big Truck Guide with this picture and story:

This is the truck I drove out of Whitehorse, YT, in 1996, hauling lead or zinc ore from the Anvil Range Mine north of Faro, YT, down to the seaport of Skagway, Alaska. Gross weight was 77,111 kgs. (170,000 lbs). The hill down into Skagway, was 14 miles long, with an average grade of 12 %.

Herman Jans
Sherwood Park, Alberta

Herman Jans YT to AK

Semi Truck Size and Weight Laws in the United States and Canada

Across North America, there are tractor trailer size and weight regulations that must be followed. Here are some of the most common limits. Canada In Canada, the weight regulation is set by the provinces. Canadian Provinces generally govern semi-truck weights by specifying the number of axles, and general configuration of the truck. Then, the combination … Read more

Quebec thaw season 2016

The Quebec thaw season 2016 is here and Big Truck Guide has added information on all allowable axle weights and gross weights over the restriction time into our tools. It’s that time of year, when the roads are going to get a little soft after a really cold winter. In Quebec, this means that it … Read more

Semi Truck Trailer Combinations in Ontario, Canada

Ontario, along with other jurisdictions heavily involved with manufacturing in Canada and the US, has many different sizes of truck available for shippers to use. Ontario has a unique position in North America, because standard Canada-wide combinations operate through the region, such as the 6 axle tractor trailer, and the 8 axle B-Train combination. But … Read more