Alberta green lights new log hauling configurations

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EDMONTON, Alta. –A pilot project by the Alberta forest industry has resulted in an increase to the allowable axle weights and the use of new log hauling configurations, FPInnovations, Feric Division has announced.

The pilot was first covered by western editor Jim Bray in the January issue of Truck West. It allowed the use of two new nine-and 10-axle log configurations with winter payloads of 53 and 59 tonnes respectively.

Among the changes, Alberta has announced it will increase axle weight allowances for six different existing log hauling configurations while also allowing the use of two new nine-and 10-axle B-train configurations. Productivity improvements will range from three to 11 tonnes, depending on configuration, FPInnovations reports.

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