As SKS says, your trailer..unless its a tiny trailer is registered to low. If you add any load to that trailer you are overweight and potentially in a situation where you could be fined. Your registration for your truck is still ok IF that is the registered empty weight. So here is the black/white. Also.. if the truck is stickered trailer should be stickered, but if it's a small trailer without brakes, etc you would most likely not be stopped. IF THE TRAILER HAS THE STICKER, THE TRUCK NEEDS THE STICKER. If the trailer weighs over 2800kg, you must add it to the weight of the truck.
Gross Weight (GW) - HT A S. 1 (1)
"gross weight" means the combined weight of vehicle(s) and load.
Registered Gross Weight (RGW)- 0. Reg 628 S. 1 (PermiUregistration) HTA 7-14
If trailer weights over 2,800 kilograms, must add it to weight of truck and have an RGW to cover all.
Manufacturers Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR):
What the manufacturer recommends as the max weight (vehicle/occupants/cargo)
Driver's Licences - 0. Reg 340/94 S. 1 (1)
"registered gross weight" means the weight for which a permit has been issued under the Act, the fee for which is based on the weight of the vehicle or
combination of vehicles and load. '
ANNUAL INSPECTIONS (Yellow sticker) - 0. Reg 611 S. 8 (1) & (2)
Deals with combined weights of the same type
CMV defined under HTA 1 (1) (includes pick-ups)
•!• If one of the following is over 4500KG
o Gross Weight (combined actual weight; truck/trailer)
o RGW (Registration/Permit)
o MGVWR (on sticker, inside door)
•!· Truck and trailer require an annual inspection!
For the most part, CMVs are determined by their weight relevant to the section which is being spoken to.
Under 4500 (RGW, GW, or MGVWR): regular documents
Over 4500 MGVWR: Annual Inspection required
Over 4500 RGW or actual GW (power unit only): CVOR, Pre-trip, Log Book (possible), Annual Inspection
RGW of 8181 or more: Name on CMV
Over 11793 Actual weight: CAB/I RP permit if from out of province.
Trailer over 1360kg: brakes required
Trailer over 2800kg: register the truck for combined weight of truck and trailer
Trailer weighing less than 2800kg: register truck for actual weight (when attached to trailer/tongue weight)
Lengths: Overhang 1.5m, Max width veh/load 2.6m, Max length Veh 12.5m(single), 23m(combined), 25m
(trains), 40m LCV