Respecting the limits for axial loads: An obligation
In addition to respecting the limit for total mass on load, vehicles and vehicle combinations must respect the limits regarding axial loads.
The person responsible for the loading of a vehicle must ensure that the weight is adequately distributed on the axles and groups of axles, to respect the regulatory limits.
There are several ways to make loads distribution easier:
The mission of Contrôle routier Québec is to verify the compliance of heavy vehicles with the load limits imposed. These verifications take place in permanent control stations, but also on the road, with portable weighing equipment.
Controllers enforce a strict compliance policy. Thus, any non-compliant vehicle that is overloaded, or that represents a risk, cannot go back on the road until it has complied with the regulations.
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