Ontario bringing COVID-19 testing to commercial drivers

Ontario is teaming up with DriverCheck to support Ontario drivers. Trucking during a pandemic is not for the faint of heart, especially those travelling across the border to the United States. While Canada has seen success in containing the novel coronavirus, the United States has seen a totally different story with case counts still [...]

2020-07-16T04:46:28+00:00July 16th, 2020|Ontario|

Ontario extends due dates to renew drivers and carrier products

Ontario Extensions for Commercial Drivers Ends December 31, 2021 POST UPDATED Sept 8, 2021 Ontario's extension for licenses and carrier products will be valid until December 31, 2021. But don't delay- be sure to get your documents renewed as you don't want to be caught in the new year. Here is some [...]

2021-09-08T16:10:35+00:00June 10th, 2020|Ontario|

Ontario Ministry of Transportation Adds a Change to MTO Schedule 1

New Change to MTO Schedule 1 for Spring Assembly Regulations The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has released a change to Part 20: Suspension System in its Schedule 1. Cracked or Broken Springs in any Spring Assembly Now Considered Major Defect. The new regulations state, “cracked or broken main spring leaf or more than [...]

2018-06-12T03:14:19+00:00June 12th, 2018|Canadian Regulations, Ontario|

New Requirements for Class D License as of July 1, 2018

New rules involve knowledge and medical tests. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has released its new requirements for Class D license holders as of July 1, 2018. These new requirements will bring this level of licensing in line with other license class requirements in the province. The main changes that are occurring are: [...]

Need a CVOR? Don’t Wait!

As of January 1st, 2017, the Ontario Government is enforcing new regulations on Ontario tow truck operators, which states that they are required to obtain a Commercial Vehicle Operators Registration (CVOR). These new regulations have been in the works since 2008 and are being introduced to strengthen consumer protection when using tow truck companies and [...]

2016-11-14T18:45:44+00:00August 26th, 2016|CVOR, Licensing, Ontario|

New standards for MELT arriving in Ontario as soon as possible

The Ministry of Transportation in Ontario has just announced huge changes to the driver’s test for tractor trailers. This new testing plan aims to increase the standards of driver quality, and also hopefully begin to get rid of “licensing mills”. Starting on July 1, 2017, all drivers will be required to pass Class A mandatory [...]

2016-07-29T18:41:37+00:00July 26th, 2016|Licensing, Ontario|

What is an Ontario CVOR

What is an Ontario CVOR? All provinces in Canada are required to issue a National Safety Code number to all commercial carriers in their governing jurisdiction.  Ontario calls this number a Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration or CVOR. […]

Ontario Tow Truck Operators need a CVOR

The Ministry of Transportation changed the CVOR registration system and now requires Ontario tow truck operators to obtain a CVOR.  This change is part of a set of regulations introduced by the Ontario Government meant to strengthen consumer protection  when using tow trucks and other vehicle storage services. Don't [...]

2020-01-27T03:41:02+00:00January 20th, 2016|Canadian Regulations, Ontario, trucking|

Ontario new rules at pedestrian crossovers and school crossings

Motorists in Ontario are reminded of new rules set to begin on January 1, 2016 concerning pedestrian  and school crossing.  Back in the summer Ontario passed the Making Ontario's Roads Safer Act  which among other things increased fines for distracted driving.  It also introduced new rules for pedestrian crossovers and school crossings. Starting January 1, [...]

2016-11-14T18:45:47+00:00December 21st, 2015|Ontario, Tid bits, Uncategorized|
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