Was Your Truck Built With A Glider Kit? ICBC May Not Register It!
Effective October 28, 2013, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) has advised all insurance brokers to call the Vehicle Registration Support department before registering any commercial truck unit that was built using a glider kit.
A glider kit is a collection of parts, not including major drivetrain components (engine, transmission, and drive axles). It is used to reconstruct a damaged commercial vehicle or commercial trailer.
Transport Canada has advised that some commercial trucks have been constructed with improper use of glider kits, and do not meet standards set out in the Motor Vehicle Safety Act and Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations. As a result, these vehicles cannot be registered in Canada.
If you plan on registering a vehicle reconstructed using a glider kit, you will likely be required to fax the documents to ICBC's Vehicle Registration Support. You can also contact Vehicle Registration Support directly from Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:15 pm, at 604-661-6638.
Source: ICBC Autoplan Bulletin Number 2013-39 (October 28, 2013).
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