Oversized Loads

Oversized Loads

Canadian Natural is one of the largest independent crude oil and natural gas producers in the world.  Our balanced mix of natural gas, light oil, heavy oil, in-situ oil sands production, oil sands mining and associated upgrading facilities, represents one of the strongest and most diverse asset portfolios of any energy producer in the world.

Our ongoing development and maintenance of Canadian Natural facilities requires the transport of oversized loads on the public highway system from time to time. 

Working together with Alberta Transportation, our knowledgeable team of experts and professional transport contractors, our goal is to transport oversize loads in the safest manner possible and to minimize the impact of these loads on the public who share the highways.  This webpage has been developed to keep our shareholders and the general public informed of oversized loads scheduled to travel on the public roadways and access roads to our sites.

A few helpful suggestions to consider for a safe journey: 

  • Anticipate transportation and construction delays along the Alberta High Load Corridor and Canadian Natural’s site access roads
  • Follow posted speed limits on Alberta highways and Canadian Natural site access roads
  • Be patient and plan your route & schedule in advance to minimize delays
  • Be aware of escort vehicles, follow instructions when encountering them and exercise caution if passing when safe to do so.
  • Be aware that radio communication is essential between escort vehicles and oversize loads
  • Check local newspapers and radio stations for announcements and advisories
  • Distracted Driving Legislation (Bill 16) is in effect.  Plan a stop to make phone calls, check or send messages & nap or stretch if feeling fatigued
  • Be aware of current weather and road conditions, anticipate sudden changes in conditions and adverse weather during the winter season, allow extra travel time and please remember: Safe decisions reduce collisions

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