Tarping Aggregate in Transport on Highways

Res #: 15-22M
Number: 15
Year: 2022
Midterm: Yes
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure

WHEREAS transporting aggregate is common throughout Saskatchewan and plays a necessary role in our municipal road infrastructure.

WHEREAS much of the product movement occurs on our provincial highways at highway speeds.

WHEREAS at these speeds, the product is often blowing off the un-tarped trucks and trailers, sandblasting and damaging oncoming vehicles as they meet, also creating safety concerns and significant costs to SGI.

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Provincial Government to make it mandatory to tarp all loads of aggregate transported on our provincial highways when loaded.