GVW & TARE Decals comes in a set of 2.
Vehicle weights are shown in KG (Kilograms)
Purpose and Regulations
Provinces and territories have laws that establish maximum vehicle weights. This is to ensure public safety and to protect provincial highway infrastructure. Carriers must comply with all weight restrictions for the roads they operate on. Based on the province, legal weights depend on different things such as the type of vehicle, the number of axles on the vehicle, the manufacturer’s rating and the size of the tires on the vehicle.
Commercial vehicles that are weighing or registered for more than 4,500 kilograms must have the following information displayed on the left and right sides of the vehicle:
- The name or registered logo of the vehicle’s owner;
- The vehicle’s TARE weight;
- The licensed maximum gross weight of the vehicle (GVW).
What does TARE mean?
The TARE weight of a vehicle means the weight of the vehicle when it is empty or not carrying cargo.
What does GVW mean?
The GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) of a vehicle means the licensed maximum weight of the vehicle as per the vehicle’s certificate of registration.
The letters and numbers listed on the side of a vehicle must be at least 50 millimeters in height. They must also be a different color from their background so that the information is clearly visible. All information listed on the vehicle must be accurate. A commercial vehicle must not be operated on a highway unless the owner of the registered vehicle has correctly decaled the sides of it.
See Reference: Schedule 1, Section 9 of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulation (AR121/2009)
Di-Cut or Digital-Print Vinyl Lettering:
Quantity in Set of 2.
Pre-masked & Ready-To-Apply Easily.
Clear Legibility & Visibility Font, Upper Case Only.
Meets Regulation 50mm (Approx. 2") Minimum Height.
Available in a variety of base colors.
Secondary outline color (optional).
Material/Size: Premium Outdoor Vinyl, 2" Tall. Withstands pressure washing and mild chemicals. Width based on character count.
For customized formatting, high volume fleet purchases or questions regarding compliance & regulations feel free to contact us.