O. Reg. 167/12: VEHICLE WEIGHTS AND DIMENSIONS - FOR SAFE, PRODUCTIVE AND INFRASTRUCTURE-FRIENDLY VEHICLES

Link to law: http://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r12167
Published: 2012-06-22

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ontario regulation 167/12

made under the

Highway Traffic Act

Made: June 20, 2012
Filed: June 22, 2012
Published on e-Laws: June 25, 2012
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: July 7, 2012


Amending O. Reg. 413/05

(Vehicle Weights and Dimensions — For Safe, Productive and Infrastructure-Friendly Vehicles)

1. Subsection 2 (2) of Ontario Regulation 413/05 is amended by adding the following definition:

“wheelbase” means the longitudinal distance,

(a) from the centre of the kingpin to the turn centre, in the case of a semi-trailer or in the case of a full trailer without a turntable in designated truck-trailer combination 3,

(b) from the centre of articulation of the turntable to the turn centre, in the case of a full trailer with a turntable in designated truck-trailer combination 3,

(c) from the centre of the kingpin to the geometric centre of the tridem axle, in the case of the front portion of a hinged semi-trailer, and from the articulation point of the forward hinge to the geometric centre of the tandem axle, in the case of the rear portion of a hinged semi-trailer,

(d) from the centre of the front axle to the turn centre, in the case of a tractor, truck, bus or recreational vehicle,

(e) from the centre of the hitching device to the turn centre, in the case of a pony trailer or of a full trailer, other than a full trailer in designated truck-trailer combination 3.

2. (1) Paragraph 5 of subsection 22 (2) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

5. Before January 1, 2021, a truck-trailer combination if both the truck and trailer were manufactured before July 1, 2011.

6. Subject to subsection (4), before January 1, 2021, a truck-trailer combination if,

i. either the truck or the trailer, but not both, was manufactured before July 1, 2011, and

ii. the other vehicle is a designated truck or is a trailer that meets all of the requirements in order to be part of a designated truck-trailer combination.

(2) Section 22 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following subsections:

(4) Before January 1, 2021, subsection (1) applies to a non-designated truck-trailer combination that is composed of a twin-steer tandem axle truck and trailer and that meets the requirements in subparagraphs 6 i and ii of subsection (2), except that the maximum allowable gross vehicle weight is determined by subtracting the following amount from the weight determined under subsection (1):

1. If the trailer is a triaxle pony trailer or a triaxle full trailer, 2,500 kilograms.

2. If the trailer is a pony trailer with a wheelbase of 8.75 metres or more or a full trailer with a wheelbase of 7.25 metres or more and the trailer is not a triaxle trailer,

i. 5,500 kilograms, if its base length is less than 18.25 metres,

ii. 4,500 kilograms, if its base length is 18.25 metres or more but less than 18.75 metres,

iii. 3,500 kilograms, if its base length is 18.75 metres or more but less than 19.25 metres, or

iv. 2,500 kilograms, if its base length is 19.25 metres or more.

3. If the trailer is a pony trailer with a wheelbase of less than 8.75 metres or a full trailer with a wheelbase of less than 7.25 metres and the trailer is not a triaxle trailer,

i. 5,500 kilograms, if it has one axle,

ii. 8,500 kilograms, if it has two axles, or

iii. 9,500 kilograms, if it has three or more axles.

(5) In subsection (4),

“triaxle” with reference to a trailer, means a trailer with a single self-steer axle in the front and a tandem axle in the rear;

“twin-steer tandem axle truck” means a 4-axle truck with a front tandem axle and a rear tandem drive axle.

3. The definition of “wheelbase” in subsection 37 (2) of the Regulation is revoked.

4. The Dimensional Limit Chart in Schedule 1 to the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

DIMENSIONAL LIMIT CHART


 


Ref.


Feature


Dimensional Limit




Overall


(1)


Overall Length


Max. 23.0m




 


(2)


Width


Max. 2.6m




 


(3)


Height


Max. 4.15m




Tractor


(4)


Inter-axle Spacing


Min. 3.0m




 


(5)


Tandem Axle Spread


1.2 to 1.85m




 


(6)


Wheelbase


Max. 7.2m if tractor built after 2005




 


(6)


Wheelbase — (long combination)


Max. 7.2m




Semi-Trailer


(8)


Length


Max. 16.2m




 


(9)


End-Dump Semi-Trailer Bed Length


Max. 14.65m




 


(10)


Swing Radius


Max. 2.0m




 


(11)


Wheelbase


 




 


If tractor wheelbase is:


 




 


i.   6.2m or less


6.25m to 12.50m




 


ii. >6.2m to 6.3m


6.25m to 12.47m




 


iii. >6.3m to 6.4m


6.25m to 12.40m




 


iv. >6.4m to 6.5m


6.25m to 12.33m




 


v. >6.5m to 6.6m


6.25m to 12.27m




 


vi. >6.6m to 6.7m


6.25m to 12.20m




 


vii. >6.7m to 6.8m


6.25m to 12.13m




 


viii. >6.8m to 6.9m


6.25m to 12.07m




 


ix. >6.9m to 7.0m


6.25m to 12.00m




 


x. >7.0m to 7.1m


6.25m to 11.93m




 


xi. >7.1m to 7.2m


6.25m to 11.87m




 


(12)


Effective Rear Overhang


Max. 35% of wheelbase




 


(13)


Inter-vehicle-unit Distance


 




 


 


– single to single, tandem or tridem


Min. 3.0m




 


 


– tandem to tandem


Min. 5.0m




 


 


– tandem to tridem


Min. 5.5m




 


(16)


Tandem Spread


1.2 to 3.1m




 


(16)


Tridem Spread


2.4 to 3.7m




 


(19)


Track Width


 




 


 


– trailer with single tires built before 2010


2.3 to 2.6m




 


 


– trailer with single tires built after 2009


2.45 to 2.6m




 


 


– all other trailers


2.5 to 2.6m




5. The Dimensional Limit Chart in Schedule 23 to the Regulation is amended by striking out,

 


 


Ref.


Feature


Dimensional Limit




Truck


(1)


Length of Vehicle and Load


Max. 12.5m




 


(2)


Width of Vehicle and Load


Max. 2.6m




 


(3)


Height of Vehicle and Load


Max. 4.15m




. . . . .

 


 


(12)


Effective Rear Overhang (including load)


Max. 4.0m



and substituting the following:

 


 


Ref.


Feature


Dimensional Limit




Truck


(1)


Length


Max. 12.5m




 


(2)


Width


Max. 2.6m




 


(3)


Height


Max. 4.15m




. . . . .

 


 


(12)


Effective Rear Overhang


Max. 4.0m



6. The Dimensional Limit Chart in Schedule 24 to the Regulation is amended by striking out,

 


 


Ref.


Feature


Dimensional Limit




Truck


(1)


Length of Vehicle and Load


Max. 12.5m




 


(2)


Width of Vehicle and Load


Max. 2.6m




 


(3)


Height of Vehicle and Load


Max. 4.15m




. . . . .

 


 


(12)


Effective Rear Overhang (including load)


Max. 4.0m



and substituting the following:

 


 


Ref.


Feature


Dimensional Limit




Truck


(1)


Length


Max. 12.5m




 


(2)


Width


Max. 2.6m




 


(3)


Height


Max. 4.15m




. . . . .

 


 


(12)


Effective Rear Overhang


Max. 4.0m



7. The Dimensional Limit Chart in Schedule 25 to the Regulation is amended by striking out,

 


 


Ref.


Feature


Dimensional Limit




Truck


(1)


Length of Vehicle and Load


Max. 12.5m




 


(2)


Width of Vehicle and Load


Max. 2.6m




 


(3)


Height of Vehicle and Load


Max. 4.15m




. . . . .

 


 


(12)


Effective Rear Overhang (including load)


Max. 4.0m



and substituting the following:

 


 


Ref.


Feature


Dimensional Limit




Truck


(1)


Length


Max. 12.5m




 


(2)


Width


Max. 2.6m




 


(3)


Height


Max. 4.15m




. . . . .

 


 


(12)


Effective Rear Overhang


Max. 4.0m



8. The Dimensional Limit Chart in Schedule 26 to the Regulation is amended by striking out,

 


Pony Trailer


(8)


Length of trailer (including load)


Max. 12.5m



and substituting the following:

 


Pony Trailer


(8)


Length


Max. 12.5m



9. The Dimensional Limit Chart in Schedule 27 to the Regulation is amended by striking out,

 


Overall


(1)


Length of Combination and Load


Max. 23m




 


(2)


Width of Vehicle and Load


Max. 2.6m




 


(3)


Height of Vehicle and Load


Max. 4.15m




Truck


 


Refer to Schedules 20-25 for Designated Trucks


 




Self-Steer Trailer


(8)


Length of trailer and Load


Max. 12.5m




 


(11)


Wheelbase


Min. 7.0m




 


(12)


Effective Rear Overhang (including load)


Max. 4.0m




. . . . .

 


 


(20)


Box Length (including load)


Max. 20m



and substituting the following:

 


Overall


(1)


Overall Length


Max. 23m




 


(2)


Width


Max. 2.6m




 


(3)


Height


Max. 4.15m




Truck


 


Refer to Schedules 20-25 for Designated Trucks


 




Self-Steer Trailer


(8)


Length


Max. 12.5m




 


(11)


Wheelbase


Min. 7.0m




 


(12)


Effective Rear Overhang


Max. 4.0m




. . . . .

 


 


(20)


Box Length


Max. 20m



10. The Dimensional Limit Chart in Schedule 28 to the Regulation is amended by striking out,

 


 


Ref.


Feature


Dimensional Limit




Overall


(1)


Length of Combination and Load


Max. 23m




 


(2)


Width of Vehicle and Load


Max. 2.6m




 


(3)


Height of Vehicle and Load


Max. 4.15m




Truck


 


Refer to Schedules 19-25 for Designated Trucks


 




Full Trailer


(8)


Length of trailer


Not controlled




 


(8)


Length of trailer and load (excluding the drawbar)


Max. 12.5m




 


(11)


Wheelbase:


Min. 6.25m




 


(12)


Effective Rear Overhang (including load)


Max. 4.0m




. . . . .

 


 


(20)


Box Length (including load)


Max. 20m



and substituting the following:

 


 


Ref.


Feature


Dimensional Limit




Overall


(1)


Overall Length


Max. 23m




 


(2)


Width


Max. 2.6m




 


(3)


Height


Max. 4.15m




Truck


 


Refer to Schedules 19-25 for Designated Trucks


 




Full Trailer


(8)


Length


Not controlled




 


(8)


Length (excluding the drawbar)


Max. 12.5m




 


(11)


Wheelbase


Min. 6.25m




 


(12)


Effective Rear Overhang


Max. 4.0m




. . . . .

 


 


(20)


Box Length


Max. 20m



11. The Dimensional Limit Chart in Schedule 29 to the Regulation is amended by striking out,

 


 


Ref.


Feature


Dimensional Limit




Overall


(1)


Length of Combination and Load


Max. 23m




 


(2)


Width of Vehicle and Load


Max. 2.6m




 


(3)


Height of Vehicle and Load


Max. 4.15m




Truck


 


Refer to Schedules 20-25 for Designated Truck


 




Self-Steer Trailer


(8)


Length of Trailer and Load


Max. 12.5m




 


(11)


Wheelbase


Min 7.0m




 


(12)


Effective Rear Overhang (including load)


Max. 4.0m




. . . . .

 


 


(20)


Box Length (including load)


Max. 20m



and substituting the following:

 


 


Ref.


Feature


Dimensional Limit




Overall


(1)


Overall Length


Max. 23m




 


(2)


Width


Max. 2.6m




 


(3)


Height


Max. 4.15m




Truck


 


Refer to Schedules 20-25 for Designated Truck


 




Self-Steer Trailer


(8)


Length


Max. 12.5m




 


(11)


Wheelbase


Min 7.0m




 


(12)


Effective Rear Overhang


Max. 4.0m




. . . . .

 


 


(20)


Box Length


Max. 20m



12. The Dimensional Limit Chart in Schedule 30 to the Regulation is amended by striking out,

 


 


Ref.


Feature


Dimensional Limit




Overall


(1)


Length of Combination and Load


Max. 23m




 


(2)


Width of Vehicle and Load


Max. 2.6m




 


(3)


Height of Vehicle and Load


Max. 4.15m




Truck


 


Refer to Schedules 20-25 for Designated Truck


 




Tridem Trailer


(8)


Length of Trailer and Load


Max. 12.5m




 


(11)


Wheelbase


Min. 6.25m




 


(12)


Effective Rear Overhang (including load)


Max. 4.0m




. . . . .

 


 


(20)


Box Length (including load)


Max. 20m



and substituting the following:

 


 


Ref.


Feature


Dimensional Limit




Overall


(1)


Overall Length


Max. 23m




 


(2)


Width


Max. 2.6m




 


(3)


Height


Max. 4.15m




Truck


 


Refer to Schedules 20-25 for Designated Truck


 




Tridem Trailer


(8)


Length


Max. 12.5m




 


(11)


Wheelbase


Min. 6.25m




 


(12)


Effective Rear Overhang


Max. 4.0m




. . . . .

 


 


(20)


Box Length


Max. 20m



13. Vehicle Weight Table 18 of the Regulation is amended by striking out “54,600” in the row opposite “16.00 to less than 16.25” under the column heading “9,500 to 10,000” and substituting “56,400”.

14. Vehicle Weight Table 19 of the Regulation is amended by striking out “61,000” in the row opposite “19.00 to less than 19.25” under the column heading “8,500 to less than 9,000” and substituting “61,100”.

15. Vehicle Weight Table 27 of the Regulation is amended by striking out “62,900” in the row opposite  “18.75 to less than 19.00” under the column heading “8,000 to less than 8,500” and substituting “61,900”.

Commencement

16. This Regulation comes into force on the later of July 1, 2012 and the day it is filed.