This fact sheet summarizes FARM plated vehicle safety and compliance requirements. FARM plates are reduced fee commercial motor vehicle (CMV) plates for farm trucks over 3,000 kg registered gross weight, operated for personal use or to haul farm products, equipment or supplies.
Some commercial trucks and combinations, including farm trucks must have a CVOR, and comply with annual Safety Inspections requirements including:
- trucks, trailers and converter dollies, alone or in combination, with a total GW, RGW or manufacturer’s GVWR exceeding 4,500 kg.
- both the truck and the trailer if the combined weight is over 4,500 kg or the weight of the trailer exceeds 4,500 kg.
To qualify as personal use, a pickup, and any camper or trailer must be for personal use and cannot carry business-related cargo or tools. A FARM plated pickup alone or towing a trailer does not qualify as a personal-use pickup and must comply with CVOR requirements.