Gross Vehicle Weight
Res #: 32-12A
Responses Received: No
WHEREAS currently under the vehicle weight and dimension regulations a tridrive power unit pulling combination trailers such as a super B is discriminated against in overall and gross vehicle weight (GVW)
WHEREAS a tridrive power unit pulling a triaxle trailer has a larger allowable GVW than a tandem drive power unit pulling a triaxle trailer; and
WHEREAS a tridrive power unit can legally only carry the same weight as a tandem drive power unit even though it has one more axle with 4 tires;
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Ministry of Highways & Infrastructure to increase the maximum gross vehicle weight for a tandem axle power unit pulling a 5 axle super B, from 54,500kg to 61,800kg on all secondary roads.
Response from Honourable Jim Reiter, Minister of Highways and Infrastructure:
This resolution is requesting the Ministry to increase the maximum gross vehicle weight for a tridem axle power unit pulling a 5 axle super B from 54,500 kg to 61,800 kg on all secondary roads.
The Ministry is reviewing the request to determine the impact to the secondary highway system. Once the Ministry has completed the analysis, the results will be communicated with you.
The Ministry will also consult with SARM prior to increasing the allowable maximum gross vehicle weight on municipal highways.