• MTO-MVIS-Update-Dec-2019

    The Ontario government recently announced a number of proposed changes to take action on provincial commitments in the Made-In-Ontario Environment Plan to strengthen emission testing standards for heavy diesel commercial motor vehicles, clarify tampering laws and enable stronger on-road enforcement.

  • Personal-Use Pickup Trucks and Trailers

    Regulation 611 (Safety Inspections): Personal-Use Pickup Trucks and Trailers Effective July 1, 2019, pickup trucks and trailers for personal use are exempt from the requirement for an annual inspection (both the inspection and displaying the yellow decal/sticker). A pickup truck and any trailer drawn by the pickup truck qualify for the exemption provided the following criteria is met: The pickup truck and trailer are being used for personal use without compensation; AND The pickup truck…

  • Truck Wheel Separation

    From a Mechanics Perspective Over the years there have been many studies as to why wheels come off trucks. The National Transportation Safety Board in 1992, and Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation in the late 1990s, both concluded after exhaustive studies that inadequate maintenance was the root cause of a series of fatal wheel separation incidents. They also said between 2000 and 2003 83% of the reported incidents just had maintenance or repairs done on the…

  • Trailfest 2013

    Wheeling in the Kawartha’s By Lynne Rabak, Photos courtesy LAJOC Members Anticipation and excitement fills the months leading up to the first weekend in August. For an event that has become synonymous with good times and great wheeling – Trailfest. We gladly exchange our familiar urban and suburban environments for the more remote wilderness, enjoying its sights, smells, sounds and being surrounded with other people who share our passion for getting off the asphalt and…

  • Trailfest 2012

    The Best Off-Road Fun in the Kawarthas By Lynne Rabak & Raymond Prince No matter how long you’ve been wheeling you can’t help but feel excited in the weeks and final days leading up to a big event like Trailfest where a couple of hundred similar-minded adventurers will be joining you. Held on the August long weekend near Bobcaygeon in Central Ontario, this annual get-together, hosted by the London and Area Jeep Owners Club (LAJOC),…