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            What is the requirement for Conveyance Movement with Disabled Tractor Attached?

            If a conveyance (bobtail) is towing back to Canada a disabled tractor and no goods are being imported, the conveyance movement does not qualify for the "bobtail" exemption to eManifest requirements. The carrier will be required to transmit empty conveyance data to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) within the prescribed time frame because the conveyance would no longer be considered a bobtail when there is another conveyance attached.

            Note:  The CBSA system will accept carriers entering the tractor plate of the working tractor as the "tractor license plate" and the tractor plate of the disabled tractor being towed as the "trailer license plate" for this type of movement. When the conveyance arrives at the Primary Inspection Line (PIL), the border services officer will use discretion and may ask further questions about the disabled tractor if required.

            Updated: 16 Dec 2015 04:27 AM
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