Nova Scotia releases draft of harmonized oversize rules

TRURO, N.S. (May 1, 2003) — The Atlantic provinces are one step closer to a harmonized oversize/overweight truck load policy, after the Nova Scotia government recently tabled two documents outlining proposed changes to transporting oversized loads.

The government is looking for feedback on the documents, which propose unifying the rules throughout the Atlantic provinces, as well as administering a certificate program for pilot car operators escorting such loads. Deadline for submissions is June 9.

“There should be one set of rules for Atlantic Canada,” Ralph Boyd, Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association president was quoted as saying in the Truro Daily News. “This is just a draft of what the province is proposing … (but) we are further ahead here than we were five years ago.”

Boyd, who said the proposal was a positive step, said a harmonized rule would level the competitive playing field in the region and remove costly wait periods for carriers who are currently trying to balance compliance with variety of different regulations.

Links to the two documents can be obtained via the Internet at

–with files from the Truro Daily News

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