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Attention MTA Members with LCV Permits
Jan 4, 2017
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The MTA is an active member of the Western LCV Coordination Committee. This committee met late last year to review the Western Turnpike Double and RMD MOUs. Changes across Western Canada have been proposed. MTA staff believe these changes to be positive but are seeking feedback from members to confirm.

The most significant changes are believed to the ones impacting changes to the commodity restrictions and adverse weather definition.

Proposed Cargo Restrictions

Many restrictions are being removed but for specialized carriers the adjustment of some may be of interest. Specific changes on this item which pertain to Turnpikes and RMDs are’¦

A- and C-trains

‘¢ Small livestock which includes pigs, sheep, goats, and poultry are allowed to be transported in the lead trailer only.

‘¢ Large livestock including cattle, horses, bison etc. are not allowed in either trailer.

‘¢ No bulk liquids (excluding tote tanks between 500 ‘“ 1,000 litres).

B-trains

‘¢ Small livestock which includes pigs, sheep, goats, and poultry are allowed to be transported in either or both trailers.

‘¢ Large livestock including cattle, horses, bison etc. are not allowed in either trailer.

‘¢ No bulk liquids (excluding tote tanks between 500 ‘“ 1,000 litres).

Proposed Definition of Adverse Driving Conditions:

‘¢ Snow, sleet, rain, fog, smoke or any condition that limits visibility to less than 500 m.

‘¢ Blowing or gusting winds that affect the stability of the vehicles or impair the operator’s ability to maintain the vehicle within the travel lane.

‘¢ Road surface conditions that affect the stability of the vehicle or impair the operator’s ability to maintain the vehicle within the travel lane.

While there are other changes pending it was believed if any would generate discussion, it might be those above. Any members wanting to discuss this or who seek more information are asked to contact Terry at the MTA office BEFORE January 13, 2017.

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