Quebec Thaw to start on April 23 for Zone 3 Zone 2 ends on May 18

The purpose of this message is to inform you that the 2018 thaw will start in Québec on April 23rd for the zone 3.

Please note that the date for the end of thaw period in Zone 2 has been changed. The thaw period for the zone 2 will end on May 18th.

During this period, authorized load limits are reduced because the road network load bearing capacity is weakened. Restrictions vary between 8% and 20% according to the vehicle’s type of axles and configuration. For more information, please consult the “Thaw Period – Official dates” page in the “Trucking” section of the of the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports web site.

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Thank you for your collaboration and best regards,


Dave Henry
Direction générale de la sécurité et du camionnage

Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports


Enforcement Personnel on the Lookout for Unsafe Commercial and Passenger Vehicle Drivers During Operation Safe Driver Week, July 15-21

April 9, 2018

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week will take place July 15-21, 2018. Traffic safety personnel will be on the lookout for unsafe driving behaviors by commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and passenger vehicle drivers as we work toward zero deaths on our roadways. Read More

International Roadcheck Set for June 5-7 with Focus on Hours-of-Service Compliance

March 20, 2018

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 5-7, 2018. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. This year’s focus is on hours-of-service compliance.

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The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces paving work at the Canterbury Rest Area off of Interstate 93 northbound is planned for Monday, April 23, 2018, weather permitting.  Access to the Canterbury Rest Area will be prohibited for several hours from midday into the evening hours.

This work is part of a project consists of pavement rehabilitation, guardrail replacement, slope drainage replacement, pavement rehabilitation at the Canterbury rest area, and widening/reconfiguration of a portion of the Exit 23 northbound off ramp.


I-91 Vermont SB Detour

I-91 SB is now closed from Exit 18 (Barnet) to Exit 17 (Newbury). Traffic is detoured via Bismon Drive, US Route 5 and 302. The closure is planned to last for a 3-week period. We will continue to send update emails regarding completed and planned construction activities throughout the closure period. Contact Jacqueline Dagesse at 



The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces the planned two night closure of the I-93 southbound ramp to I-89 northbound for nighttime work on Sunday, April 22 and Monday, April 23, 2018.  The ramp will be closed to traffic from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am each night. 

This work will improve the drainage along the ramp on Sunday night (4/22).  Monday night’s closure will be to repair the pavement areas impacted by the drainage improvements. 

During the two night ramp closure, motorists on I-93 southbound traffic seeking to access I-89 northbound will use Exit 12S on I-93 and follow the detour signs on Route 3A south to Bow junction to I-89 northbound.  The detour is approximately one mile in length. 

This project involves pavement preservation on I-89, beginning at the intersection of NH Route 3A in Bow and continuing north 8.2 miles to Exit 5 in Hopkinton.  Pike Industries Inc. is the prime contractor of the $4.1 million dollar contract that has a final completion date of July 13, 2018.


NHMTA Massachusetts HOS Waiver

Dear Member,

The State of Massachusetts has issued an HOS Waiver for transportation of heating fuels. The notice is attached.An emergency exists that requires relief from regulations adopted in Massachusetts and Federal Statutes and Regulations pertaining to hours of service of motor carriers and drivers of commercial motor vehicles, while transporting and delivering fuels necessary for the continued heating of homes, businesses and other structure and the continued delivery of liquified natural gas to electrical generation facilities and energy customers.(49 CFR Pati 395).

This emergency exemption is effective immediately and will remain in effect until 11:59

P.M., EST, January 9, 2018, unless rescinded sooner by appropriate order.

A copy of the attached waiver needs to be placed in the cab of your truck.

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Dear Member,

Pursuant to 49 CFR Section 390.23 and Vermont Title 5 VSA 2101, the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles declares that an emergency exists pertaining to the delivery of home heating fuels (fuel oil, propane) within the State of Vermont. Under certain guidelines, there is an exemption for Hours of Service.

This Emergency Declaration will remain in effect through January 9, 2018 at midnight. Please be advised that this will be reviewed after seven days to determine whether the Declaration of Emergency needs to amended or rescinded at that time.

The Declaration is attached. Please keep a copy of this Declaration in the cab of your vehicle

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