NO SMOKING!!!

The MTO was out and about yesterday in conjunction with the OPP.  This is a common occurrence but we received news that the OPP (not MTO) were handing out some pretty big tickets for not having a NO SMOKING sign in commercial vehicles. Although this is not a new law...

What a Circle Check should consist of…

(INFORMATION TAKE FROM: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/trucks/handbook/section1-5-1.shtml) Diagram 1-4 shows a systematic circle check you should make. Details of the check can change according to the type of vehicle, but generally the principle of making a complete...

Changes to drive clean – FOR LIGHT DUTY VEHICLES

First received updates on the revised Drive Clean Program. • The government will be eliminating the $30 Drive Clean test fee. • The Drive Clean program will continue to operate largely as it has and existing functions will still be needed. • There will be processing...

Hours of Operation

Hours of service Ontario’s hours-of-service regulation governs the maximum driving times and minimum off-duty times of commercial vehicle drivers (bus and truck) who require a Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR). They are based on the...

Daily Trip Inspections

Daily (pre-trip) inspections The purpose of the daily vehicle inspection is to ensure that problems and defects have been identified before the vehicle is operated on the highway. Inspections prevent the operation of a vehicle with problems that are likely to cause or...

Tow Truck Drivers

** UPCOMING: Attention Tow Truck Operators Effective January 1, 2017, all tow truck operators must possess a valid CVOR certificate. This applies to tow trucks, including: A motor vehicle commonly known as a tow truck; A commercial motor vehicle with a flatbed that...