C-24.2, r. 32 - Regulation respecting safety standards for road vehicles

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101. Every trailer or semi-trailer, dolly or road vehicle equipped with a cargo body, a platform, a dump body or equipment and every truck or combination of road vehicles shall comply with the following standards:
(1)  the structural members of the chassis frame and the elements delimiting the load space, such as panels, side rails posts, poles, roof bows and platforms, shall be securely mounted and strong enough to support the maximum loads determined by the Vehicle Load and Size Limits Regulation (chapter C-24.2, r. 31);
(2)  when the platform, cargo body, dump body or equipment is not an integral part of the chassis frame, all fasteners, such as brackets, clamps, bolts and stoppers, shall be securely mounted and none shall be worn or corroded to the point that its capacity is reduced, missing, cracked, broken or loose;
(3)  any lifting or support device of the trailer or semi-trailer whose GVWR is 4,500 kg or more shall be adequate and shall show no evidence of excessive wear; furthermore, all mechanisms and positioning components shall allow for adequate seating of parts;
(4)  no part, clamp or safety device that secures a sliding bogie under a semi-trailer shall be missing, out or order, improperly mounted, damaged, cracked, broken, seized or blocked;
(5)  the plate and the kingpin shall be at a right angle respectively in all directions, be securely mounted together and to the chassis frame and shall not be cracked; furthermore, the coupling plate shall not be curved downwards more than 6.4 mm or more than 1.6 mm upwards within a radius of 483 mm measured from the kingpin; if they are fixed to a rotating platform, it shall be securely mounted to the chassis frame, turn freely without seizure on its bearings and shall not show a play of more than 6.4 mm vertically; furthermore, the kingpin shall not show indication of repair by welding or have a diameter reduced by more than 3.2 mm compared to the original diameter where measured on all the circumferences of the kingpin and the coupling plate shall not be so corroded or worn out as to weaken its resistance or the solidity of its mounting to the vehicle;
(6)  the fifth wheel shall be securely mounted to the vehicle in accordance with the manufacturer’s standards and no coupling or mounting part shall be missing, cracked, broken, bent, slack, not securely fixed or out of order; any part of the mechanism for tightening, locking or unlocking the jaws shall be adequate and no part shall be worn or maladjusted in a way that adversely affects the good working order, missing, seized, cracked, broken, not securely mounted or show signs or repair by welding furthermore, if bolts are used to attach the fifth wheel to the vehicle, they shall be at least grade 8 in accordance with Standard SAE J429 published by the Society of Automotive Engineers or the equivalent to tow semitrailers of a gross vehicle weight rating of 4,500 kg or more;
(7)  the horizontal play between the jaws and the kingpin shall no exceed 6.4 mm and the coupling plate shall not be cracked, broken, bent or show signs of repair by welding;
(8)  the support of the coupling plate shall not be cracked, broken, insecurely fixed, have welded repairs not intended by the manufacturer; the horizontal play between the axis and the steel ring shall not exceed 9.5 mm and the vertical play between the pin and the flexible ring shall not exceed 12.8 mm; and
(9)  if the fifth wheel is mounted on a sliding support, the latter shall be equipped with securely mounted front and rear stoppers and the mechanism for locking the seat tracks shall be adequate without allowing a side, vertical or lengthwise movement of more than 6.4 mm in locked position.
O.C. 1483-98, s. 101; 370-2016O.C. 370-2016, s. 54.
101. Every semi-trailer, dolly or road vehicle equipped with a cargo body, a platform, a dump body or equipment and every truck or combination of road vehicles shall comply with the following standards:
(1)  the structural members of the chassis frame and the elements delimiting the load space, such as panels, side rails and platforms, shall be securely mounted and strong enough to support the maximum loads determined by the Vehicle Load and Size Limits Regulation (chapter C-24.2, r. 31);
(2)  when the platform, cargo body, dump body or equipment is not an integral part of the chassis frame, all fasteners, such as brackets, clamps, bolts and stoppers, shall be securely mounted and none shall be missing, worn or corroded to the point that its capacity is reduced, cracked, broken or loose;
(3)  any lifting or support device of the semi-trailer shall be adequate and shall show no evidence of excessive wear; furthermore, all mechanisms and positioning components shall allow for adequate seating of parts;
(4)  no part, clamp or safety device that secures a sliding bogie under a semi-trailer shall be missing, out or order, improperly mounted, damaged, cracked, broken, seized or blocked;
(5)  the plate and the kingpin of a fifth wheel shall be at a right angle respectively in all directions, be securely mounted together and to the chassis frame and shall not be cracked; furthermore, the coupling plate shall not be curved downwards more than 6.4 mm or more than 1.6 mm upwards within a radius of 483 mm measured from the kingpin; if they are fixed to a rotating platform, it shall be securely mounted to the chassis frame, turn freely without seizure on its bearings and shall not show a play of more than 6.4 mm vertically; furthermore, the kingpin shall not show indication of repair by welding or have a diameter reduced by more than 3.2 mm compared to the original diameter where measured on all the circumferences of the kingpin and the coupling plate shall not be so corroded as to weaken its resistance or the solidity of its mounting to the vehicle;
(6)  the fifth wheel shall be securely mounted to the vehicle in accordance with the manufacturer’s standards and no coupling or mounting part shall be missing, cracked, broken, bent, not securely fixed or out of order; any part of the mechanism for tightening, locking or unlocking the jaws shall be adequate and no part shall be worn or maladjusted in a way that adversely affects the good working order, missing, seized, cracked, broken, not securely mounted or show signs or repair by welding;
(7)  the horizontal play between the jaws and the kingpin shall no exceed 6.4 mm and the coupling plate shall not be cracked, broken, bent or show signs of repair by welding;
(8)  the support of the coupling plate shall not be cracked, broken, insecurely fixed, have welded repairs not intended by the manufacturer; the horizontal play between the pin and the steel ring shall not exceed 9.5 mm and the vertical play between the pin and the flexible ring shall not exceed 12.8 mm; and
(9)  if the fifth wheel is mounted on a sliding support, the latter shall be equipped with securely mounted front and rear stoppers and the mechanism for locking the seat tracks shall be adequate without allowing a side, vertical or lengthwise movement of more than 6.4 mm in locked position.
O.C. 1483-98, s. 101.