Regulation - LGIC

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 413/05, Vehicle Weights and Dimensions - For Safe, Productive, and Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) Vehicles

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
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.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
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.
Contact Address:
Ministry of Transportation
Policy and Planning
777 Bay Street, Suite 3000
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 2J8
Effective Date:
July 1, 2012