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filed June 24, 2011 under Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8

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ontario regulation 291/11

made under the

Highway Traffic Act

Made: June 22, 2011
Filed: June 24, 2011
Published on e-Laws: June 28, 2011
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: July 9, 2011

Amending O. Reg. 340/94

(Drivers’ Licences)

1. Ontario Regulation 340/94 is amended by adding the following section:

4. (1) In this section,

“house trailer” includes a cabin trailer, collapsible cabin trailer, tent trailer and camping trailer;

“pick-up truck” means a commercial motor vehicle that,

(a) has a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of 6,000 kilograms or less, and

(b) is fitted with either,

(i) the original box that was installed by the manufacturer, which has not been modified, or

(ii) a replacement box that duplicates the one that was installed by the manufacturer, which has not been modified.

(2) A combination of a pick-up truck towing one house trailer that would, but for this section, be a Class A motor vehicle is deemed to be a Class G motor vehicle when driven by a person who is a fully licensed driver holding a Class B, C, D, F or G driver’s licence if all of the following conditions are satisfied:

1. The only reason the combination of the pick-up truck and house trailer is not a Class G motor vehicle is because the total gross weight of the house trailer exceeds 4,600 kilograms.

2. The combination of pick-up truck and house trailer is being driven and used for personal purposes without compensation.

3. The combination of the pick-up truck and the house trailer,

i. has a fifth wheel assembly that attaches the house trailer to the pick-up truck, and

ii. complies with the applicable dimensional limits under Part VII of the Act, the applicable weight limits under Part VIII of the Act and the regulations made under those parts.

4. The pick-up truck has no more than two axles.

5. Neither the pick-up truck nor the house trailer is equipped with air brakes.

6. The house trailer bears,

i. a compliance label as required under the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Canada) and, either on the compliance label or on a label applied to the vehicle beside the compliance label, the national safety mark required under those regulations,

ii. a compliance label containing a statement that complies with subsection 6 (2) of the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Canada), confirming that the vehicle conformed to all applicable standards under those regulations that were in effect when the vehicle was manufactured,

iii. a Canadian Statement of Compliance (SOC) label issued by the Canadian Registrar of Imported Vehicles, or

iv. a vehicle licence plate issued by a state in the United States and a label indicating that the house trailer was manufactured in compliance with federal vehicle safety standards applicable at that time in the United States.

7. The house trailer bears a label indicating that it was manufactured to Canadian Standards Association Standard Z240 RV or to United States Recreation Vehicle Industry Association standard NFPA 1192 or ANSI A119.2.

8. The house trailer,

i. is not owned or leased by an employer to house the employer’s employee, and

ii. is not carrying commercial cargo or tools or equipment of a type normally used for commercial purposes.

9. Less than one-half of the floor space of the house trailer is occupied by animals, non-commercial tools, non-commercial equipment, vehicles or a combination of them.


2. This Regulation comes into force on the later of July 1, 2011 and the day it is filed.