Owners and Operators

Record Keeping

Heavy vehicle owners and operators must meet their respective obligations concerning record keeping and the retention period for various documents.

Heavy vehicles covered

  • Road vehicles with a gross vehicle weight ratingA vehicle's weight, including its maximum load capacity, according to the manufacturer's specifications. (GVWR) of 4,500 kg or more
  • Combinations of road vehicles consisting of at least one vehicle with a GVWR of 4,500 kg or more
  • Tow trucks
  • Vehicles transporting dangerous substances requiring the display of safety marks
Warning

Owners or operators of buses or minibuses

Owners and operators have the same obligations concerning record keeping and document retention periods, as buses and minibuses are considered heavy vehiclesA road vehicle having a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 4,500 kg or more, or a combination of road vehicles having a gross combination weight rating of 4,500 kg or more. The following vehicles are also considered to be heavy vehicles regardless of their GVWR: buses, minibuses, tow trucks, vehicles transporting dangerous substances requiring the display of safety marks.