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III. Other ways to lose your licence
Zero tolerance for commercial drivers

Drivers of commercial vehicles must not have any presence of alcohol and/or a drug in their system when driving a commercial vehicle. If a commercial driver has alcohol or a drug in their system, they will face serious penalties, including licence suspensions and administrative monetary penalties.

Commercial vehicle drivers (classes A to F) have a zero- tolerance sanction for drugs and alcohol impairment when behind the wheel of these types of vehicles:

  • Those that require a class A to F licence
  • One requiring a Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR)
  • Road-building machine
  • If police determine that you have the presence of drugs or alcohol in your system and/or that you are impaired by any substance including illegal drugs, prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications, you will face severe consequences, including potential criminal charges and jail time.