DAILY NEWS Feb 8, 2013 8:13 AM - 0 comments

Transports Quebec axes permit requirements for certain configurations

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QUEBEC CITY, Que. -- Transports Quebec has announced that it will no longer be requiring special permits for certain vehicle configurations.

Those configurations include:
• Vehicles equipped with wide single tires that operate up to 9,000 kgs per axle;
• Quad axle semi-trailer configurations that operate up to a maximum of 57,500 kgs gross weight (34,000 kgs on trailer axles);
• B-train configurations that operate up to a maximum of 62,500 kgs gross weight; and
• Retractable tarpaulins, extra width 100 mm on each side.

The changes were announced by Transports Quebec Jan. 30 and will go into effect Feb. 14. Transports Quebec says carriers who have applied for permits since the Jan. 30 announcement will have been advised by the organization of the upcoming changes and their permit applications would no longer be necessary. Officials say advising that carriers who have set up automatic payment renewals of their permits (wide single tires and quad axles at 34,000 kgs because there are costs associated with these permits) with MTQ should cancel this option. Officials also noted that no refunds will be offered to carriers who paid for permits prior to Jan. 30. 

For complete details on the specific permits that will no longer be required and all other associated information, go here.

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