Canadian Regulations

What’s new or of concern in Canada

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|

CBSA Reminds carriers final ACI eManifest compliance date looms

CBSA is reminding highway and rail carriers that the period of soft enforcement for ACI eManifest ends on January 10, 2016. Starting January 11, 2016 ACI eManifests  carriers who do not comply with ACI eManifest requirements may be issued monetary penalties. When applicable, the CBSA may issue penalties for: failing to provide advance information; failing [...]

2016-11-14T18:45:45+00:00January 8th, 2016|Canada, Canadian Regulations|

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|

Ontario has introduced class G medical fitness certificates for the FMCSA

Ontario carriers with a CVOR have started to receive letters from the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) regarding a new requirement for class G drivers of commercial motor vehicles.  As of April 1, 2016, Ontario class G holders who operate a commercial motor vehicle in the United States will have to obtain a medical fitness [...]

2017-03-27T18:44:31+00:00November 6th, 2015|Canadian Regulations, Ontario, trucking, Uncategorized|

Distracted driving just got more expensive in Ontario

Ontario just passed the Making Ontario’s Roads Safer Act that will make distracted driving more costly for Ontario motorists. Recent studies have shown that by 2016 Ontario expects that if trends continue fatalities from distracted driving may exceed those from drinking and driving.  With this in mind Ontario has taken steps to change that growing [...]

2016-11-14T18:45:49+00:00June 5th, 2015|Ontario, trucking|

How will changes to the definition of Road-Building Machines affect you?

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) recently announced it is reviewing its current definition of and exemptions to vehicles falling under the classification of Road-Building Machine or RBM. If passed, new legislation will potentially see changes to the definition of RBMs and regulation changes for operators as well as the machines themselves. What is an [...]

Ontario one step closer to allowing trailer-tails

Have you traveled on a U.S. highway and seen a tractor-trailer rolling by with these funny looking fins sticking out back of the trailer?  They are boat-tails or trailer-tails and they coming to Canada sooner rather than later! The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) recently announced it's commitment to moving forward with changes to [...]

2016-11-14T18:45:49+00:00August 15th, 2014|Canada, Canadian Regulations, Ontario|