As announced last year, MTO committed to regulatory changes granting a five-year extension to the transition period for most Phase 3 Safe, Productive and Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) vehicles.
MTO recently announced that the permit fees per trailer have increased from $400 to $440. There are also new application forms below linked below.
SPIF Phase 3, which came into force in January 2006 as part of MTO’s 30-year strategy to move the trucking industry to SPIF vehicles, encompasses all non-dump multi-axle semi-trailers (4 or more axles) and double trailer combinations. All such vehicles built prior to 2006 that are non-SPIF are automatically protected until Dec 31, 2015 and are eligible for extended grandfathering beyond this date depending on the age of the trailer.