Security of Loads - Regulation 363/04

Regulation Number(s):
Ontario Regulation 363/04
Instrument Type:
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Decision:
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
Summary of Proposal:
National Safety Code (NSC) Standard 10 (Cargo Securement), was recently updated by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA), following consultations with all provinces, territories and Transport Canada.

Regulation 363/04 under the Highway Traffic Act automatically adopts NSC Standard 10. The amended standard (dated June 2013) took effect on June 10, 2013, when it was published on CCMTA?s website.

The updated standard includes four changes related to:
1. Definition of a light vehicle;
2. Friction mats (Section 12);
3. Metal coils (Section 50), and
4. Intermodal containers (Section 84).
Although the updated standard is now in effect, the ministry will allow sufficient time for industry to communicate the changes to its members. Full enforcement of the updated standard will commence on January 1, 2014.

Implementation of the new standard may vary across Canada. Please be aware that operators must comply with the legal requirements of each individual jurisdiction.
Contact Address:
Carrier Safety Policy Office
Carrier Safety and Enforcement Branch
3rd Floor, 301 St. Paul Street
St Catharines, ON L2R 7R4
Effective Date:
June 10, 2013