Commercial vehicles include any vehicle operated on a roadway by or on behalf of a person for the purpose of providing transportation; this does not include a private vehicle.
Parking of heavy vehicles is not permitted in a location adjoining residential property except for commercial vehicles with hazard warning lamps on and in the process of loading or unloading goods, or construction equipment being used during construction or improvement of property, provided that the equipment is parked adjacent to the property where the work is being done.
Engine retarder brakes
The use of engine retarder brakes is not permitted within hamlets or localities in Leduc County.
Cargo securement requirements
According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulation, all cargo being transported by commercial vehicles must be properly secured so that the cargo cannot leak, spill, blow off, fall from, fall through or otherwise be dislodged from the commercial vehicle, or shift upon or within the vehicle to such an extent that the commercial vehicle’s stability or manoeuvrability is adversely affected. The National Safety Code Standard 10 details appropriate cargo securement systems and requirements.
Road use agreements
Road infrastructure in Leduc County is intended for public use, and business and industry rely upon road infrastructure. Leduc County's Road Use Agreement Policy is aimed at preserving road infrastructure while minimizing publicly-funded maintenance costs and protecting the safety of all road users.
Individuals may be required to enter into a road use agreement with Leduc County if the use of a vehicle on a roadway may or will likely cause damage to the roadway or constitute a nuisance to area residents due to the weight or dimensions of the vehicle, the frequency of use of the roadway, size, type or tread pattern of the tires, physical condition of the proposed haul route, location of route or any combination of the above.
Agricultural producers are exempt from entering into road use agreements if they meet the criteria outlined in the Traffic Bylaw.
To enter into a road use agreement, applicants must submit a Road Use Agreements application to Public Works and Engineering. Once the completed application form is received by Leduc County, a bond amount will be determined. Before any permits are issued, Leduc County must receive the bonding in the form of a certified cheque, line of credit or bond. The individual who puts up the bond will be held responsible should any damages occur.
Note: whenever fill material is being hauled in or out of Leduc County, applicants must contact Leduc County's Planning and Development department at 780-979-2113 to determine the need for a development permit. Applicants will be required to provide the development permit number when applying for a Road Use Agreement permit.
As part of the application process, applicants must contact RoaData at 1-888-730-3745 to apply for a Road Use Agreements permit. Leduc County's road use coordinator will inspect the road and note any special conditions to be included in the permit, such as dust control measures or restricted hours of hauling. All trucks must carry this permit throughout the haul. Once the haul is complete, the applicant must contact the road use coordinator to request a post-haul inspection.
Commercial vehicles over a certain height, length, width and weight may require a permit to travel in Leduc County. Permits help ensure commercial vehicles are able to maneuver safely along the selected route, and help ensure the safety of other road users. It is up to each vehicle operator to determine if he/she is in need of a permit for a local or provincial roadway.
RoaData Services Ltd. manages the provincial TRAVIS Web system on behalf of Leduc County and provides permit approvals for permits not available through TRAVIS Web, such as Service Rig Moves, County TAC, Fleet Tri-Drive and Steering Annual permits. Approval fees range in price and will be charged for each permit issued, with the exception of those issued for the Nisku Industrial Business Park.
To obtain a permit for a Leduc County road, please call RoaData Services at 1-888-444-9288. To obtain a permit for a provincial road, please call the Alberta Transportation Central Permit Office at 1-800-662-7138.
As per the Traffic Safety Act, a permit is needed if a commercial vehicle and its load exceed any or all of the following dimensions:
- Height: 4.15 metres (13.6 feet)
- Length: 23 metres (75 feet)
- Width: 2.6 metres (8.5 feet)
Exceptions to the above dimensions will be granted to a rubber-tired farm tractor with dozer blade, commercial vehicle transporting hay or straw within a 50-kilometre radius of the load’s place of origin, farm equipment loaded on a trailer and any other farm equipment, with conditions, as outlined in the Commercial Vehicle Dimension and Weight Regulation.
As per the Traffic Safety Act, a permit is needed if a commercial vehicle and its load exceed the following weights:
- Steering axle: 5,500 kgs power unit or 7,300 kgs truck
- Single axle: 9,100 kgs
- Tandem axle: 17,000 kgs
- Tridem axle: 24,000 kgs (with a TAC permit)
- Quantum axle group with two axles: 9,100 kgs
- Quantum axle group with three or more axles with less than 12 tires: 17,000 kgs
- Quantum axle group with three or more axles with 12 or more tires: 15,000 kgs
Contact RoaData Services Ltd.
Service rigs: 1-888-830-7623
Heavy haul: 1-888-444-9288
Drilling rigs: 1-888-730-3745
Leduc County has the ability to restrict vehicle weights on certain roadways or sections of roadway through road bans. Road bans are applied annually by Leduc County in an effort to protect county road infrastructure when it is at its weakest. Each spring, local roads may be banned at a reduced axle weight.
Agricultural producers may be eligible for a free road ban exemption permit, allowing you to haul during road ban season. Contact RoaData or call 1-888-444-9288, to obtain this permit.
These bans will be posted in a Vehicle Axle Weight Order and are generally lifted in late May/early June depending on weather conditions.
Effective Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 8 a.m., all road bans in Leduc County have be lifted.
Those wishing to haul equipment/materials in excess of road bans must obtain necessary permits.
Note to agricultural producers and commercial haulers: if you are planning to haul grain or other cereal crops, you must get a permit should your load weights exceed road bans. You may be eligible for a free road ban exemption permit, allowing you to haul during road ban season. Contact RoaData or call 1-888-444-9288, to obtain this permit.
Road bans e-newsletter
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Heavy vehicles are prohibited from travelling on certain roadways or sections of roadway in Leduc County. Vehicles with a gross weight or gross registered vehicle weight of 16,400 kilograms or more, with or without a load, or exceeding 12.5 metres in overall length (excluding recreational vehicles) are subject to restrictions; please contact Public Works and Engineering at 780-979-6185 for more information.