It’s that time of year again when several Northern states enact frost laws to protect their roadways during the spring thaw. The states of Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the Canadian provinces have frost law restrictions during the spring. These laws greatly reduce the weight allowances for permitted shipments over 80,000lbs gross weight. In some cases, it can take 9 or 10 axles to move a commodity that would normally be moved on 6 axles. These frost laws normally begin in March and could remain in effect until June.
Last year, Wisconsin began some of their weight restrictions on March 10, Minnesota began on March 8, and Michigan began on Mar 8. Nevada already has restrictions in place on certain highways.
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