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. This number tracks the compliance and safety record of applicable heavy vehicle operators across Canada.
The goal of this system is to monitor the safety of commercial vehicles and remove from service those operators who are unsafe. Carriers are required to comply with the following Acts:
- The Highway Traffic Act
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act
- Public Vehicles Act
- Motor Vehicle Transport Act
- Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
- Fuel Tax Act
CVOR in Ontario has another meaning as well. Not only can an operator have a CVOR but also any driver that holds a commercial class driver license, such as A or D. For more information on this record please visit our blog.