Commercial vehicle operators in Ontario must have a valid Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration (CVOR) certificate. Find out whether you need a CVOR and how the program works.
Find out how to apply for or renew a CVOR certificate.
Learn about the safety requirements for commercial motor vehicles operating in Ontario.
The Carrier Safety and Enforcement Branch of the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario has prepared this guide to assist and ensure that truck and bus companies (commercial-vehicle operators) operate safely and are compliant with the regulations that govern highway use.
FAQs about rules and requirements for commercial vehicles in Ontario.
Under the Highway Traffic Act, the province enforces reduced load restrictions on trucks to protect Ontario's highways during spring thaw, when road damage is most likely to occur.
The Motor Vehicle Inspection Station (MVIS) program governs safety standards certificates, structural inspection certificates and annual and semi-annual inspection certificates and stickers.
Carriers must apply for permits to operate or transport oversized or overweight vehicles and loads. Learn about the different kinds of oversize/overweight permits and how to apply.
An overweight permit is required when the dimensions or weight of a vehicle(s) exceeds the normal limits permitted by legislation.
The International Registration Plan (IRP) is a US-based plan that allows for the distribution of registration fees for commercial vehicles travelling inter-jurisdictionally through member states and provinces.
Starting April 1st, 2016, Canadian drivers with G licenses must meet new medical standards to operate commercial vehicles in the United States.
Commercial, farm, bus and school bus vehicle classes are subject to fees based on their gross weight (kg). Determine your registration fees by accessing the following fee calculator and schedules for commercial, farm, bus and school bus owners.
The LCV program allows a limited number of commercial drivers to pull two full-sized semi-trailers on designated Ontario highways. Learn more about Ontario's Long Combination Vehicle Program and the rules that carriers and drivers must follow to operate LCVs in Ontario.
Ontario’s Freight-Supportive Guidelines help municipalities better understand and plan for the vehicles that transport goods through their communities. In addition, they provide direction on how to best plan the available land, design sites and manage municipal transportation networks, to keep communities financially stable and competitive.
Recent Regulation Changes
Changes to regulations on vehicle weights and dimensions: Safe, Productive and Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) vehicles
Recent amendments to Regulation 413/05 Vehicle Weights and Dimensions – For Safe, Productive and Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) Vehicles
SPIF compliant tractor semitrailers and double-trailer combinations (compliant) are afforded allowable weights as set-out in the corresponding SPIF Schedules within Reg. 413/05, if Qualifying Pre-Conditions and Dimensional Criteria are met.