If you’re going to be taking your trailer on the road in Toronto, you have to know about and stay in compliance with Canada’s laws governing trailers. Therefore, it’s essential to make sure your utility trailer, cargo trailer or other type of trailer is fully operational, and all your trailer parts follow suit. Getting fined is an unwanted experience; fortunately, you can avoid spending your hard-earned money on monetary penalties by being practical and pragmatic.
The rules of the road are pretty clear when it comes to towing a trailer in Ontario and her cities. Below are some ways you can be certain you won’t get in hot water with the authorities when you’re using your trailer on the road:
- Make sure you have the right kind of vehicle for the trailer you’re utilizing. If you’re not sure whether your current vehicle can tow the weight of your trailer, contact a company like Reinhart Trailers to get more information. Remember, too, that you aren’t just evaluating the weight of the trailer; you’re evaluating the average weight of the trailer when it’s loaded.
- Make sure all trailer parts are in compliance with your trailer needs. This goes back to what we just mentioned about the weight of your trailer at full capacity. Not all trailer parts are meant to handle all weights.
- Make sure your vehicle and your trailer have up-to-date registrations and/or permits. You may need to possess a Class G, Class D or Class A license to legally operate your vehicle when it’s towing the trailer. You can figure out what you need by contacting your authorities or visiting a place like Reinhart Trailers.
- Make sure all brake lights, safety chains and turn signals work on your trailer. Invest in the necessary trailer parts if you need to fix these elements.
- Make sure you have a means to secure everything in your trailer when you’re on the road. This is a rule of driving in Ontario, and it keeps you and others from harm’s way.
To learn more about ways to stay compliant when traveling with any type of trailer, feel free to give Reinhart Trailers a call anytime, or visit our location in Caledon.Get a Quote Now