WINNIPEG, MB – Manitoba Infrastructure is revising the number of trips allotted under Rocky Mountain Double permits for Provincial Trunk Highway 6 (PTH 6), the Manitoba Trucking Association has reported.
While a pilot project had capped carriers at 10 round trips per day, they can now apply for batches of four permits at a time, says Aaron Dolyniuk, business operations manager at the Manitoba Trucking Association. Single trips run from a point of origin to the final destination, with only interval stops allowed.
“There was an appetite to increase the ability of carriers to move up and down The Six,” he said.
The pilot project had allowed Rocky Mountain Doubles on the route since 2006. “We proved it worked and it’s safe,” Dolyniuk added.
The 740-kilometer highway is the main link between Winnipeg and Thompson, Manitoba.
* Updates to an original version of this article include comments from the Manitoba Trucking Association
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