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Western Canada takes major step towards harmonization of long combination vehicle regulations


WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation has signed a Western Memorandum of Understanding on Rocky Mountain Doubles (RMDs).

The memorandum means that RMDs can now travel on certain routes (at a maximum length of 41m on multi-lane highways and 32.5m on two-lane highways). This includes Highway 16 all the way to the Saskatchewan border and into Alberta. This will not only increase efficiency, but reduce green house gas emissions.

“We have been in communication with Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation Motor Carrier Permits staff and they have confirmed they are ready today to issue permits for RMDs based on the specifications of the new MOU” said Terry Shaw, executive director of the MTA.  “We appreciate the department’s attention to this important item, and we also would like to thank Minister Ashton for joining us to deliver this message in person.”


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1 Comment » for Western Canada takes major step towards harmonization of long combination vehicle regulations
  1. These units are too long and dangerous to pass on highways like 16 and under the pretense of saving the environment. Its all about big trucking companies greed and greasing the palms of their political buddies . What a joke , and another thing they shouldn’t be allowed on any highways in the winter,

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