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Stay safe on the roads this growing season

Reading Time: < 1 minute An updated version of Safe Transportation of Farm Equipment is now available for free. The booklet has information on road and transportation safety for farm equipment, including regulations and detailed instructions on signage and markings. There is also a new section on power line safety and high load moves. It takes 36 seconds for a […] Read more

Be extra cautious when using public roads, says Alberta Agriculture

It’s highly recommended to only travel during the day and when traffic is light, says farm safety co-ordinator

Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to moving farm equipment on public roads, a little planning can go a long way towards preventing accidents. “Farmers should check their route prior to starting out with farm equipment to be sure equipment will fit on all roads and bridges and that there are no low-hanging power lines along the route,” […] Read more


The dangers are well known and yet 13 per cent of farm-related fatalities are traffic related.

Minimize your road risk during harvest

Take a moment to review the hazards of taking farm equipment on 
public roads

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to the Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting program, 13 per cent of farm-related fatalities across Canada are traffic related, and most involved tractors. During the busy fall harvest season, farmers often travel long distances between fields, and this requires transporting equipment on public roads throughout rural Alberta. Farm equipment is oversized and slow compared to […] Read more

A quiet back road is one thing, but hauling equipment on public roads can be hazardous.

Think safety before taking farm equipment on the road

Thirteen per cent of farm-related fatalities across Canada are traffic related, and most involve tractors

Reading Time: < 1 minute Spring often means taking equipment on public roads, and that can be a hazardous business. According to the Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting program, 13 per cent of farm-related fatalities across Canada are traffic related, and most involve tractors. “Maintenance is a contributing factor to the safety of transporting farm equipment,” said Kenda Lubeck, farm safety […] Read more