The government monitors, controls and issues permits for the movement of all commercial vehicles, including oversize and overweight vehicles. This helps to ensure safety and minimize inconvenience to the travelling public, as well as reduce damage to roads.

Identifying and removing unsafe vehicles from the road can prevent vehicle failure on Alberta's highways and reduce collisions that may result in injuries or death.

Through monitoring and enforcing safety standards, we aim to keep the province's highways safe for all road users.

Oversize and overweight permits

Established maximum vehicle weight and dimension limits preserve highway infrastructure and to ensure the safety of the travelling public. This includes legal limits for any registered vehicle for travel on any public road, as well as the provision for movement of oversize loads under permit.

Feedback and comments are currently being accepted for the newest version of the Escort vehicle operator's handbook.

Comments can be emailed to [email protected].

Special weight and dimension permits

Requirements and conditions for special permit programs:


Connect with the Central Permit Office:

Toll free: 1-800-662-7138
Phone: 403-342-7138
Email: [email protected]

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