Payload Guidelines

Rail Transport

Canada

  • 20’ payload weight to 47,900 lbs / 21,727 kgs. Add $425.00 CAD (CA origin/destination) or $425.00 USD (USA origin/destination) for payload weight from 47,901 lbs / 21,728 kgs to maximumpayload weight of 55,000 lbs / 24,947 kgs.
  • 40’ payload weight to 60,000 lbs / 27,215 kgs. . Add $425.00 CAD (CA origin/destination) or $425.00 USD (USA origin/destination) for payload weight from 60,001 lbs / 27,216 kgs to maximumpayload weight of 65,000 lbs / 29,483 kgs.

United States

  • 20’ payload weight to 47,000 lbs / 21,319 kgs. Tanks to maximum gross weight of 52900 lbs / 23995 kgs. Appliesto all US rail lanes except between Chicago‐St Paul and New York ‐ Montreal/Toronto.
  • 20’ payload weight between Chicago and St Paul: 20’ payload weight to 46,000 lbs / 20,865 kgs. Add $300.00USD for payload weight from 46,001 lbs / 20,866 kgs to maximum payload weight of 47,500 lbs / 21,545 kgs.
  • 20’ payload weight between New York and Montreal/Toronto: 20’ payload cannot exceed 47,500 lbs.
  • 40’ payload weight to 55,000 lbs / 24,947 kgs. Applies to all US rail lanes except between Chicago‐St Paul.
  • 40’ payload weight between Chicago and St Paul: 40’ payload weight to 44,000 lbs / 19,958 kgs. This is themaximum 40’ payload for the Chicago cross town dray.

Motor Transport

Canada

  • 20’ payload to 48,000 lbs / 21,772 kgs. No triaxle surcharge required.
  • 40’ payload to 55,000 lbs / 24,947 kgs. No triaxle surcharge required.
  • 40’ Reefer payload weight to 51,000 lbs / 23,133 kgs. No triaxle surcharge required.
  • Spring Thaw Period (March – May) ‐ 20’ payload to 47,000 lbs / 21,319 kgs, 40’ payload to 43,000 lbs /19,504 kgs, Reefer payload to 39,000 lbs / 17,690 kgs. Please check with NA Intermodal for Spring Thawrestricted areas.

United States

  • 20’ payload to 38,000 lbs / 17,236 kgs. Add $250.00 triaxle surcharge for payload up to 44,000 lbs/19,958 kgs –based on availability. Please check with NA Intermodal for triaxle availability and inland rating inquiries.
  • 40’ payload to 44,000 lbs / 19,958 kgs. Overweight permits available to increase 40’ payload to 48,000 lbs /21,772 kgs in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina,Tennessee, Virginia. Please check with NA Intermodal to confirm permit surcharges and restrictions.
  • 40’ Reefer payload weight to 41,000 lbs / 18,597 kgs.
  • Tandem axle weights cannot exceed 34,000 lbs / 15,422 kgs .