Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a safety certificate last?

Two months from the date of issue.

How long does the inspection take?

Depending on the inspection it can vary, most likely 60 – 90 minutes

What is “ATM” and “GVM”?

Aggregate Trailer Mass (ATM) is the total mass of the heavily loaded trailer when carrying the maximum load recommended by the manufacturer. This includes any mass imposed upon the towing vehicle when both the trailer and the towing vehicle are stationary on level ground.

Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) is the maximum operating weight/mass of a vehicle as specified by the manufacturer including the vehicle’s chassis, body, engine, engine fluids, fuel, accessories, driver, passengers and cargo but excluding that of any trailers.