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The City of Brandon extends a welcome to all trucking companies and operators as well as all other motorists visiting our City. Truck routes based on weight restrictions have been established within the City of Brandon boundary for use by trucking companies and/or private operators. Dangerous Goods Routes have also been established within the City of Brandon for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG).

The purpose of the truck routes and dangerous goods routes network is to minimize widespread deterioration of the local road system as a result of heavy truck traffic and to minimize traffic hazards and nuisance factors in residential areas. The truck routes and dangerous goods routes within the City of Brandon concentrate this traffic to areas less vulnerable for exposure to truck traffic and/or dangerous goods.

The current truck routes and dangerous goods routes are governed by the City’s PDF Icon Traffic By-law No. 5463 (103 KB) or City By-laws section of the City’s web page.

 

What are Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods are substances which pose risk to health, safety, property or the environment during operation and/or transportation. Dangerous Goods are divided into the following classes on the basis of the specific chemical characteristics producing the risk:

  • Class 1: Explosives (including explosives within the meaning of the “Explosives Act”).
  • Class 2: Gases (compressed, deeply refrigerated, liquefied or dissolved under pressure).
  • Class 3: Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • Class 4: Flammable Solids (substances liable to spontaneous combustion: substances that on contact with water emit flammable gases).
  • Class 5: Oxidizing Substances & Organic Peroxides
  • Class 6: Poisonous (Toxic) and Infectious Substances
  • Class 7: Nuclear Substances (within the meaning of the “Nuclear Safety and Control Act”, that are Radioactive).
  • Class 8: Corrosive Substances
  • Class 9: Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances (miscellaneous products, substances or organisms considered by the Governor in Council to be dangerous to life, property, or the environment when handled, offered for transport or transported and prescribed to be included in this class).

 

Definitions

“Dangerous Goods” means a product, substance or organism included by nature or by the regulations in any of the classes as referred to in Transport Canada’s “Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act. 1992”.

“Dangerous Goods Route” means those portions of streets under the jurisdiction and authority of the City of Brandon for vehicles transporting quantities of dangerous goods which require a placard for identification purposes.

 

Excerpts from the City of Brandon Traffic By-law No. 5463

2. (c) Definitions

(62) “TRUCK”, including Truck Tractor, means a motor vehicle or semi-trailer truck that is constructed or adapted to carry goods, wares, and merchandise, freight or commodities, but not passengers or their personal luggage and that has more than four tires in contact with the road. [AM B/L 5810/85/90]

(62.1) “TRUCK ROUTE” means the route of travel prescribed in Schedules “D1" and “D2" hereto for heavy vehicle traffic and may include RTAC Truck Routes. [EN. B/L 5810/95/90]

 

Truck Routes and Dangerous Goods Routes Pamphlet

PDF Icon Pamphlet (1 MB)

 

Truck Routes and Dangerous Goods Routes Map

PDF Icon Truck Route Map (166 KB)

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