Hi I too had a problem with the mto. after 23 years of good driving class A , 30 class G, I went to the eye doctor, and they discovered, that i have an eye daesie,been there all my life, called R.P.prefect abstract, owned my own truck,well the doctor decided, she was gonna report me to the MTO, she did,and even thought i passed all there eye tests, took my licenes away, I was born with this problem, the doctor,said it has notchanged, in a long time, so what is the problem I asked,no matter what i said,to bad for me they say,now i've been operating heavy equipment in the GTA for yaers never had a problem, passed there eye exames, medicals,
allways play by the rules, they ruined my livily hood,turned my family's life up side down, with no regard! would'nt even let me prove i could drive class A safely, or g for that matter. suspened all my liceses!
So the MTO say's that a new driver who just passed his test could drive better than I,,now i'm not saying i'm prefect, but no new driver knows half what I do,it takes year's of driving big trucks,and still anything could happen, right! but I was not even giving the chance to prove myself, no matter what, this in my eyes is unbelivable,
the eye test given to me no driver has to take, I can pass the standard eye test they give every new class A driver for his license, I think this is discimanation,I went the the human right's, they say I've got a good case.
but there not allowed to go against the goverment, MTO,wow, so called 4 5 lawyer's they too say i've got a good case, but its hard to beat the MTO, and it'll cost me 30000 to 40000 to get it to court, for a fifty fifty chance. who has this money to waste, remember i was a broker, so my G license was also taken away, for a year, i had to get a doctor to sign a vision wavier, which she did! then i was givin the chance to prove i could drive. at a place called drive again, occupational therapist,and a MTO driver examiner, well I pass flying colours,ever singal test and there was a lot more eye tests there than the MTO,except the prehial test which i scored 16/20 15/20.then i was givin my G back which I am thankful to have. We as driver's have not one singnal right. you can say nothing to the MTO, they are the almighty, all the good truck drivers are getting somehow cut out,of this career, The MTO think's truck drivers should be athlets, but the pay is bad and the hour's are terrible. but I loved my job.I don't even want to comment on whats coming into the trucking field now! but the power this MTO has now is un real! so i say good luck to the fellow who want's his class 1 out east. this all happened to me two years ago, I still run my truck's bearly and the driver's that have come and gone, wow all i can say is haha, this MTO is crazy, who they give a class A too now will make your head spin....thanks for your time D Doucette.
Posted April 5, 2010 04:06 PM