winter weights

Winter weight road limits begin Friday December 2nd

Dec 1, 2022 | 11:42am

  The highways ministry says winter weight season begins in all areas of the province Friday, December 2nd. Winter weights allow shippers to increase the weight of their loads on secondary highways to primary weight. The changes help the export-based economy by improving the efficiency of each truckload and reducing costs for shippers. Typically winter […]

Sask winter weight season postponed due to milder weather

Nov 14, 2022 | 1:06pm

The Saskatchewan highways ministry says milder weather has prompted winter weight season to be postponed on all relevant secondary highways. Typically winter weights begin on November 16th each year and run through March 14th. Highways minister Jeremy Cockrill says the program is temporarily postponed until colder weather arrives. He says without sufficient freezing, extra weight […]

Sask winter road weight limits go into effect Monday December 20th

Dec 17, 2021 | 2:49pm

  The highways ministry says winter weights will be allowed on all applicable highways on Monday, December 20th. This includes central and southern regions. The northern regions saw winter weights go into effect December 13th. Milder weather this fall resulted in postponement of winter weight season this year. Typically, these temporary weights are removed on […]

Sask highways allow winter weights on certain highways Friday

Nov 27, 2020 | 10:49am

The highways ministry says winter weight season started Friday for a number of secondary highways in Saskatchewan. Highways minister Joe Hargrave says winter weights allow trucks to carry more cargo in Saskatchewan with frozen roads. Winter weights are put in place each year from about mid-November to mid-March. Typically, winter weights allow truckers to carry […]

Highways ministry postpones winter weight season in Sask

Nov 19, 2020 | 9:33am

More mild weather this fall has caused the Saskatchewan highways ministry to postpone winter weight season on all relevant secondary highways. Normally, winter weights are in effect from November 16th to about March 14th. Colder temperatures during the winter months help freeze and strengthen roads, as a result more weight can be transported on provincial […]