Registration

Commercial vehicles

Commercial trucks and limited-use commercial trucks

A commercial vehicle is a truck or trailer combination used for business or commercial purposes and operated more than:

  • 30 km from the registered owner's place of business, if the business is not located in an urban municipality
  • 30 km from the municipal boundary, if the business is located in an urban municipality other than Winnipeg
  • 20 km from the City of Winnipeg municipal boundary, if the business is located in Winnipeg

Commercial vehicles can be registered as commercial trucks, commercial trailers or commercial driveaway units.

Limited-use commercial trucks have a gross vehicle weight of 4,500 kg or more, are used for commercial purposes other than gain or compensation and are operated less than or equal to:

  • 30 km from the registered owner’s place of business, if the business is not located in an urban municipality
  • 30 km from the municipal boundary, if the business is located in an urban municipality other than Winnipeg
  • 20 km from the City of Winnipeg municipal boundary, if the business is located in Winnipeg

A vehicle may also be designated a limited-use commercial truck depending on its specific use. See your Autopac agent for more information.

A commercially-plated vehicle (CT plates) operating solely within Manitoba can be registered at any Autopac agent or Manitoba Public Insurance Service Centre that handles commercial vehicle transactions.

Public service vehicles and limited-use public service vehicles

Note: Upcoming provincial legislation, Bill 14: The Traffic and Transportation Modernization Act, will update and streamline commercial vehicle registration in Manitoba. The legislation will result in fewer registration classes, simplifying the registration process for commercial vehicle owners.

Under the new law, registrations or renewals can no longer be made into a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) class as of March 1, 2019.

If you currently have a vehicle registered as a PSV, you will receive detailed information about the change by mail.