As from March 2019: Spring Thaw Canada


28 Feb 2019

Annual Spring Thaw period

The Canadian government as well as the carriers apply restrictions to cargo weight during the annual Spring Thaw period.The maximum payload during this period is less than normal. This weight restriction will affect all pre-carriages and deliveries per truck in the Province of Québec in Canada. Amongst others, the city Montreal is located here.

Spring Thaw is in effect from March 11th until May 24th 2019 but is depending on the weather conditions.

Weight restrictions

The maximum allowable cargo weights vary per container and per carrier. It is important to note that the weight restrictions not only apply to the total cargo weight in the container but also to the distribution of the weight over the axles of the chassis.

More information about Canada ?

Visit our country page about Canada – under practical info on our website – for information about CETA (Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement) and REX Registration (Registered exporter) that is mandatory in Canada.