(May 15, 20120 — Manitoba lifted spring truck weight restrictions earlier than ever this year.
Road restrictions ended Apr. 30 in the southern part of the province and May 8 in the north. Last year, the load restrictions were in place until May 31, the province announced.
The restrictions were in place only seven weeks this year compared to the normal 10 weeks.
Officials said a new policy which takes into account weather conditions rather than imposing predetermined start and end dates sped up the date for listing the restrictions.
The policy also provides carriers with more notice of the start and end dates.