Rocky Mountain Doubles Ready to Roll in Western Canada

WINNIPEG, MB — Manitoba’s Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton announced that Rocky Mountain Doubles (RMDs)can now travel on established routes. 

RMDs can now travel at a maximum length of 134 feet on multi-lane highways, and 106 feet on two-lane highways on established routes. In Manitoba, that now includes the full-length of Highway 16 through to the Saskatchewan border.

Opening up Highway 16 to the Saskatchewan border will allow carriers to haul RMD combinations from Winnipeg directly through to Northern Saskatchewan and Alberta. Or in other words, truckers and their customers will get more operational and cost efficiencies and could even reduce greenhouse gas emissions.