Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 413/05, Vehicle Weights and Dimensions - For Safe, Productive, and Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) Vehicles
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Decision:
The proposed modifications to Regulation 413/05 Vehicle Weights and Dimensions - For Safe, Productive, Infrastructure-Friendly Vehicles were approved as proposed and filed on June 22, 2012. The modifications are coming into force on July 1, 2012.
February 13, 2012
Summary of Proposal:
MTO proposed amendments to the regulation comprise of the following changes:
- Modify the maximum wheelbase of 6.2 metre on the tractor of Designated Tractor-Trailer Combination 1-Tractor Fixed Axle Semi-Trailer. Tractors with wheelbases up to 7.2 metres will be permitted, so long as they are used in conjunction with trailers that have a corresponding reduction in wheelbase;
- Modify the grandfathering privileges of Twin-Steer Tandem-Drive trucks combined with trailers in a non-SPIF configuration (one that does not meet the regulated specifications). The gross vehicle weight allowance is reduced so as to ensure overall safety and performance; and
- Make minor modifications to ensure consistent terminology in the Regulation and to eliminate typographical errors.
See details of the proposals in the attached Summary of Proposed Modifications.
Ministry of Transportation
Policy and Planning
777 Bay Street, Suite 3000
July 1, 2012