(Mississauga, ON – March 21, 2019) – Transporting snowmobiles and other recreational vehicles in Ontario is being made easier today after a joint announcement by Ontario’s Minister of Transportation Jeff Yurek and several industry representatives, including Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs Executive Director Ryan Eickmeier.
At the Spring Cottage Show today, Minister Yurek announced the government is removing barriers by expanding the use of service plates for the snowmobile, boating, and off-road vehicle sectors. These changes will make it easier to transport snowmobiles, boats and off-road vehicles for customers and dealers attending recreational shows such as the Spring Cottage Life Show.
“Simply put, today’s announcement is a common sense, business, and consumer-friendly regulatory change. The expansion of how service plates can be used removes an unnecessary burden on small businesses. This is a measurable move that will open up new customer service opportunities, improve the ability to showcase and exhibit products, and will definitively help grow the $1.7B snowmobile industry in Ontario.” said Ryan Eickmeier, Executive Director of the OFSC.
The regulatory amendments will permit businesses engaged in the sales, service and storage of snowmobiles to transport sleds from the seller’s location to the purchaser’s or owner’s location as well as allow a trailer to carry a snowmobile when the trailer and load is not owned by the Service Plate holder and is being transported for service or storage.
“Everyone is running on thin margins, and this removes an unnecessary cost for business. It allows us to better promote the sport without artificial barriers restricting success” Bill Park, Co-Owner, Rosseau Road Powersports & Marine
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