QUEBEC CITY, Que. — The government of la belle province is revisiting a new regulation rolled out last summer that impacts the transport of timber from public forests.
The Regulation Respecting Forest Transport Contracts, which was introduced June 7, 2000, established a common contract that states remuneration would be based on the real mass of transported material and that mass was not to exceed legal limits by more than 1,500 kg.
However, several carriers applied for and obtained special overweight permits — a situation overlooked by Quebec Transport’s common contract. Following several meetings with stakeholders, the province has made several additions to correct the omission.
The changes recommended to both carriers and shippers would simply help ensure that the trucking company is paid for all of the weight they haul in legal, overweight situations. If a load is subsequently over the permit-approved weight, no additional money is to be paid.