Axle Weights on Regulated Vehicles

Vehicles, axles and tires are rated by each manufacturer for the weight they can safely carry and should never be exceeded.

Each highway classification allows different axle weights, and drivers should never exceed the weight of the lowest-classed highway on the route, unless they have permit allowing the excess weight.

The weight allowed on any axle group on an RTAC vehicle is the lesser of:

For example, a truck tractor traveling on an RTAC route with 280 mm wide tires will only be allowed a maximum of 5,600 kg on a single steer axle, even though the allowed gross axle weight is 6,000 kg on an RTAC route.

For general weight provisions, see the Manitoba Vehicle Weights and Dimensions Guide (PDF).