Electricity tips for the transportation industry
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City of Edmonton:
It may be necessary to involve other utilities including cable, telephone or other electric utilities. It is the mover's responsibility to ensure all affected utilities have been contacted to escort the load safely.
While it's necessary for vehicles of all sizes to be able to navigate our roads, oversize or high load vehicles have the potential to damage street lights or make contact with overhead power lines.
Oversize loads are regulated by the Government of Alberta to protect the safety of the public and to avoid damaging infrastructure like power lines. EPCOR works with transporters to ensure high loads can travel safely within the city of Edmonton.
Plan ahead before you haul
Know the height of each piece of equipment as well as the vehicles and trailers being used to move it. Check that all augers, dump truck beds and other equipment are in the lowered position before transportation.
In Edmonton, call 311 to notify the City of Edmonton in advance of transporting oversize loads, as they will need to prepare a safe route. Don't forget to take weather conditions and heavy traffic into consideration when planning. Once you plan your route, stick to it.
EPCOR provides oversized-load escorts throughout the City of Edmonton, anything over 13.6 ft. (4.15 m) is over height and requires a permit for transport on public roads and highways from Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation.
Learn about high load vehicle regulations
Alberta Transportation has established maximum vehicle weight and dimension limits to preserve highway infrastructure and to ensure the safety of the travelling public.
For more information about regulations for oversize vehicles and to access the High Load Corridor map
visit the Government of Alberta website or contact your local utility company.