Alberta eases road ban rules to help move grain
By Top Crop Manager
Mar. 28, 2014, Edmonton, AB - Alberta is relaxing its road bans to help keep grain moving.
Effective April 1, farmers transporting grain from storage to elevators will be exempt from vehicle weight restrictions on provincial highways. Permits will be available at no cost for grain trucks to travel at 100 per cent axle weight on banned roads, as long as these roads are not damaged in the process.
The special permits will be in effect from April 1 to June 30, 2014. Alberta Transportation staff will monitor road conditions during this time and suggest alternate travel routes if necessary.
For more information and to apply for a permit, contact Alberta Transportation's Central Permit Office toll free at 1-800-662-7138 from 6 a.m. to midnight on weekdays, and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and statutory holidays.