Trucks and dangerous goods
The City of Calgary designates certain roads or areas for use by trucks, and restricts certain truck routes by the times of day, such as 1900h to 0700h, or by the number of axles. Trucks are prohibited from all other roads except where necessary to make deliveries, supply a service or obtain fuel, repairs, food or accommodation (at commercial premises).
The City of Calgary Truck Route Bylaw defines a truck as:
- A truck-type vehicle with a maximum weight in excess of 5,450 kilograms.
- Any self-propelled vehicle, excluding Calgary Transit buses and school buses, with a maximum weight in excess of 5,450 kilograms.
- A tractor, grader, road building or road maintenance equipment or construction equipment (other than truck-type vehicles) regardless of weight.
- A 'school bus' by definition, only qualifies as a school bus, as long as it is actively engaged in the transport of pupils or for authorized school-related activities. Once the bus is no longer being operated in this manner (i.e. carrying passengers or completing the trip to/from the destination), it ceases to operate as a 'school bus' and is therefore subject to all the restrictions otherwise placed on trucks or truck-type vehicles.
For more information
All persons using the information on this page are reminded that it has been consolidated for information purposes and that it has no legislative sanction. Please consult the following Acts or Bylaws for the purpose of interpreting and applying the law:
Call 311 for more information.
Truck route map
Print versions of the map are available from the following locations:
Traffic Engineering cannot vouch for map quantities at other locations. Please call ahead to ensure availability.
Truck route map