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HALIFAX, N.S. -- Public consultation sessions for oversize and overweight movements in Atlantic Canada are gaining...


HALIFAX, N.S. — Public consultation sessions for oversize and overweight movements in Atlantic Canada are gaining speed.

The Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Public Works, Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, and corresponding departments in the other three Atlantic Provinces are working towards the development of a proposal for the harmonization of special permit conditions for the movement of overweight and over dimensional vehicles/loads.

Consultation sessions are being held at five sites throughout the province. Drivers are invited to participate in this consultation to identify concerns and to offer solutions. Input will be used, along with the input from trucking industry stakeholders of the other Atlantic Provinces, to develop the proposal for the consideration by the Atlantic Canada provincial governments.

Drivers are also encouraged to share this invitation with industry colleagues, association members and clients.

Written comments can be sent directly to the department via Don Stonehouse, PO Box 186, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2N2.

Sessions will be held:
April 15, 9 a.m., Port Hawkesbury, Maritime Inn, 717 Reeves St.; April 16, 9 a.m., Truro, Best Western Glengarry Hotel, 150 Willow St.; April 17, 9 a.m., Middleton, Mid-Valley Motel, 121 Main St.; April 17, 2 p.m., Bridgewater, Wandlyn Inn, 50 North St.; April 18, 9 a.m., Burnside/Dartmouth, Burnside Hotel, 739 Windmill Rd.

For more information, contact:
Don Stonehouse
Manager, Transportation Policy Development
Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Public Works
Phone: 902-424-2490
Fax: 902-424-1163


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