Annual and semi-annual inspections Stickers
Trucks, Trailers, Motorhomes, Commercial Vehicles.
Your Vehicle and Trailer will need an Annual Inspection and Sticker if the total gross weight, registered gross weight (RGW) or manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating (MGVWR) of the vehicle exceeds 4,500 kg or 9,920 lbs. the combined weight of the vehicle and towed trailer or converter dolly exceeds 4,500 kg or 9,920 lbs.
An annual inspection is valid for 12 months and must be renewed prior to expiring to avoid hefty fines. The inspection is put in place to make sure each vehicle is in a safe condition to be operated which helps reduce collisions caused by mechanical defects.
If you operate a truck or trailer in Ontario, you are required to undergo regular safety inspections, which are intended to prevent any mechanical defects before they cause a problem or collision. The goal is to improve the safety of highways and performed on annual basis. When the truck passes the required safety checks, it is given a yellow sticker. It has to be displayed prominently where the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario can see it.