Clarification bulletin – CAFRD 9.3.02 Shipment of PMV and Motorcycle by Commercial Carrier

Dated 29 November 2021


The CAFRD definition of PMV requires that the vehicle be plated (registered/licenced) and serviceable (road worthy and operable). If it does not meet the definition, then it is not a PMV for the purposes of the CAFRD, and therefore there is no entitlement to shipping expenses under 9.3.02. Additionally, the current wording of CAFRD 9.3.02 (Shipment of PMV and Motorcycle by Commercial Carrier) does not consider circumstances when the PMV or motorcycle is not insured, clean, and/or are not listed in the Canadian Red Book. At this time, the Director Military Careers Support Services’ (DMCSS) Pre-Move Information Booklet provides information concerning the shipment of PMVs and or motorcycles under these conditions which may create the impression that additional expenses associated with the shipping of a PMV can be claimed as a relocation expense.


In accordance with CAFRD 2.1.01 (Authority – DCBA), the following clarification is provided for CAFRD 9.3.02 (Shipment of PMV and Motorcycle by Commercial Carrier):

In accordance with CAFRD 2.1.01 (Authority – DCBA), this clarification bulletin is policy direction that conveys the intent of the specific CAFRD provision as confirmed by the Treasury Board Secretariat. A clarification amendment to CAFRD 9.3.02 will follow in due course.

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