(Barrie, ON – July 2, 2019) – The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs commends the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) for recent changes to regulations under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) related to personal use trucks and trailers. Effective July 1, 2019, pickup trucks and trailers for personal use are exempt from the requirements of an annual inspection. This includes both the inspection and displaying the yellow decal/sticker.
“Once again the MTO has listened to the concerns of snowmobilers and the people of Ontario” said Chief Executive Officer Ryan J. Eickmeier. “These regulatory changes mean more time can be spent on the trails, and less time navigating red tape and regulatory burden.”
To qualify for the exemption, a pickup truck and trailer are to be used for personal use without compensation and not carry commercial tools or cargo, or equipment of a type normally used for commercial purposes. The pickup truck must also have a manufacturer’s Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GWVR) of 6,500kg or less and have an original unmodified box or unmodified replacement box that duplicates the one originally installed by the manufacturer.