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Ministry of Transportation Ontario Extends Deadlines

The MTO has announced that they will be extending the validation period for driver’s licenses, medical and vision testing, license plates, CVOR renewals and other products and services that may expire in the next few weeks. You should still attempt to use the online renewal system if you qualify. Service Ontario (which processes many of…

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Ontario Driver’s Licenses, Medicals and Vehicle Plates During COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Government of Ontario has decided to close all non-essential services. This includes Service Ontario and Drive Test locations. This will make renewal of driver’s licenses, license plates, etc. next to impossible for commercial vehicle drivers and operators. Medical exams will also be out of the question. Online Renewals While…

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CVSA International Roadcheck – 2018 – and Why I Hate Statistic Spinning!

CVSA International Road Check – 2018 June 5-7. Mark it on your calendar. This is the date for the annual CVSA safety blitz. That means that MTO and OPP officers here in Ontario and their fellow officers around North America will be taking a more serious look at trucks and drivers for this weekend. While…

Changes to Schedule 1 of Pre Trip Inspection Regulations
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Changes to Schedule 1 of Pre Trip Inspection Regulations

On January 1, 2015, without much fanfare, Ontario Regulation 199/07 was updated. This update tinkered with the rules for inspections to keep things inline with changes to the National Safety Code. Most of the changes were to modify the wording related to buses. And some of the exemptions have changed slightly. However, changes were made to…