Canada approves full length rear-mounted aerodynamic devices

| 10/8/2014

Canada’s Ministers of Transportation and Highway Safety have approved the use of rear-mounted aerodynamic devices like ATDynamics’ full-length TrailerTails within all Canadian provinces.

An amendment to the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Memorandum of Understanding on Interprovincial Weights and Dimensions, the new law is a result of ATDynamics’ work with Canadian and cross-border fleets to update vehicle length exemptions and regulations. Efforts to change the standards have been going on for seven years.

“After considerable research on the effectiveness and safety of rear-mounted aerodynamic devices, in December 2013 Transport Canada revised regulations to facilitate the use of larger aerodynamic devices on the rear of trucks and trailers,” said the Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat in a press release.

Until legislation goes into full effect, ATDynamics hopes for each province to issue permits or defer enforcement, allowing the use of full length TrailerTails. Ontario has not enforced the older law prohibiting full length TrailerTails since Aug. 11.