Even though the factory weight rating decal on the door of a truck says it is able to haul a certain amount, it doesn’t actually mean that it can do it legally. What needs to be done is when the truck is licensed through ICBC or any other Canadian auto insurance business, you need to specify yourself what you want the licensed G.V.W to read as on your insurance documents otherwise the insurance agent will just go with what their system normally sets it to.
An example of this is if you’re hauling a load which the G.V.W decal on your vehicle says is supported but the weight of the load is higher than the stated licensed G.V.W on your insurance documents, your insurance is essentially voided.
Although the insurance cost is substantially higher when you raise your licensed G.V.W, it is a must in most cases when hauling just about anything. JT HOTSHOTTING runs the appropriate insurance parameters on all of its equipment to ensure proper insurance coverage and practices.