A registration exemption is provided for all towed mobile equipment, including permanently mounted equipment trailers, towed permanently mounted industrial equipment, towed ancillary equipment, and towed road-building and general construction equipment (e.g., log splitters, portable welders/generators, gravel conveyors, etc.).
The registration exemption is not provided for trailers that are used, manufactured, designed, or intended to be used for the transportation of goods, merchandise, or materials, other than the materials required for the operation of the towed mobile equipment (e.g., a portable welder is allowed to carry the fuel required to operate the welder. It is also allowed to haul welding rods, cables, etc.).
Minimum safety standards for all registration exempt towed conveyances operated.
Questions and Answers
What is towed mobile equipment?
Towed mobile equipment means a vehicle that:
- Has permanently mounted machinery or equipment mounted on the vehicle or that is an integral part of the vehicle’s chassis;
- Is not used, manufactured, designed, or intended to be used to transport goods, merchandise, or other materials other than the materials required for the operation of the vehicle or device; and
- Uses the highway incidentally for its primary purpose including the incidental movement between job sites, storage locations, or for the material loading, repair, or maintenance of this vehicle.
But does not include:
- a farm implement
- a vehicle used for mobile living accommodations, office, or shop space
- a trailer or semi-trailer
- a timber or metal beam with wheels attached for the purpose of moving buildings
- a vending, promotional or advertising vehicle that has a gross vehicle weight in excess of 1,360 kilograms
Who was consulted with before making this decision?
SGI consulted with industry and other jurisdictions prior to making this decision.
Is there any insurance provided to the unregistered towed conveyance?
As the towed conveyance is not registered, there is no physical damage coverage provided. In most cases, the liability insurance would extend from the towing unit. Property insurance for this type of equipment is available through SGI CANADA and other general insurance companies.
Even though it’s exempt, can equipment be registered if registration is required in another jurisdiction?
Similar to car dollies, which are exempt from registration in Saskatchewan but may require registration in other jurisdictions, customers will have the option to register their towed permanently mounted equipment.
What do other jurisdictions do?
|Permanently mounted equipment trailers - Exempt from registration?||No||Yes||Yes - providing the trailer is not designed or primarily used for transporting persons or goods|
|Safety standards applied to unregistered towed vehicles?||Yes||Yes||Yes|