Proposed amendments to regulations under the Highway Traffic Act related to mobile cranes and concrete pumps.
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Decision:
The exemption currently in place for mobile cranes and self-propelled concrete pumps from the requirement to display an annual inspection sticker as outlined in Section 85 of the Act and Regulation 611 has been extended for an additional 24 months ending July 1, 2020.
Changes related to hours of service have extended exemption criteria to include:
mobile crane support vehicles; and
Any vehicle that met the definition of "road-building machine" as that term was defined on June 30, 2017, regardless of its date of manufacture.
See Regulation 555/06 for details.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
Cost savings vary by operator based on:
Number of vehicles
Size of vehicle
Proximity to licenced Motor Vehicle Inspection Station
Lost revenue while vehicle is out of service
January 31, 2018
Summary of Proposal:
While MTO continues to work with industry stakeholders toward long-term requirements, MTO is proposing to:
Extend the current exemption in place for mobile cranes and concrete pumps from the requirement to display a yellow inspection sticker as required by Highway Traffic Act Section 85, for an additional 24 months ending June 30, 2020.
Extend the current hours of service exemption in place for a large crane (i.e. exemption from provincial HOS requirements) to the crane's support vehicles, provided the support vehicles are driven by a large crane operator or an apprentice registered under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act in the trade of Hoisting Engineer-Mobile Crane Operator 1.
Support vehicle refers to the vehicle (e.g. tractor-trailer) accompanying the large crane and used to transport parts dismantled from the large crane.
Extend the eligibility criteria for the hours of service exemption certificate outlined in Section 3.2 of Ontario Regulation 555/06 to:
1. A vehicle built after January 1, 2017 that is a type of vehicle that would have been classed as a road-building machine prior to the definition change; and
2. A support vehicle used to transport dismantled parts from a mobile crane (other than a large crane referenced above) driven by an operator or apprentice registered under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act.
Carrier Safety Policy Office
Carrier Safety and Enforcement Branch
3rd Fl-301 St. Paul St
St Catharines ON L2R 7R4
July 1, 2018