The following is just one example
. A cruise boat was purchased by our local marine operators for the purpose of operating a dinner cruise. This boat was in British Columbia. Although the size was relatively small (22' x 60') in comparison to most moves in Manitoba, it proved to be bigger than what was allowed to be transported through the mountains of British Columbia.
The owner being a semi driver felt confident that he could haul the boat back by himself. Wrong. He contacted the original movers who had moved it from Vancouver to Kelowna. They could not accommodate him due to permitting. Minty's Moving was contacted but we, too, found that the BC permit office would not issue a permit. Plan B - transport by rail. However it was too large to fit through the tunnels. Now what are the owner's options? He has invested a lot into this venture to be told he cannot get it home!
Back to negotiations with the BC permit office. They finally granted us one route-straight south between the hours of 2:00am and 5:00am, after first removing the upper deck to attain legal height (to be transported on a separate load). Then we worked our way through Washington state, to Idaho, to Montana, back to Canada through Alberta, to Saskatchewan, and finally to Manitoba.
2600km later, the boat arrived safe and sound in Manitoba. The owners were very pleased to see their boat host its first dinner cruise.