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Safety ratings now online

TORONTO, Ont. - Starting immediately, the public can use the Internet to check Carrier Safety Ratings for truck and bus operators working in Ontario, Transportation Minister David Turnbull announced."...


TORONTO, Ont. – Starting immediately, the public can use the Internet to check Carrier Safety Ratings for truck and bus operators working in Ontario, Transportation Minister David Turnbull announced.

“Road safety is our top priority,” said Turnbull.

“We’re improving access to Carrier Safety Ratings so that the public and businesses can more readily check the safety performance of truck and bus companies operating in the province.”

This initiative further improves customer service and increases public accountability among commercial vehicle operators.

Carrier Safety Ratings are now available in real-time at www.CarrierSafetyRating.com.

The Carrier Safety Rating (CSR) system was implemented in 1999 and provides an assessment of a commercial operator’s safety performance based on their on-road safety record and audit results of a carrier’s operations.

Providing this information on the Internet means it can be obtained from a home or office computer. On-line access will cut delays associated with mailing the document to customers and the public.

Carrier Safety Ratings are also available through automated service kiosks in 60 locations across the province.

There are also two products available on the site at a cost of $5.00 each:

the Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) Level 1 Abstract. This information is available to anyone on any carrier. It includes a one-page summary of a carrier’s safety performance over the past two years and their current safety rating.

and, the Commercial Vehicle Operators Registration (CVOR) Driver Abstract. This information details accidents, convictions and inspections accumulated by a driver over the past five years while operating a commercial vehicle weighing greater than 4,500 kgs.

These two products compliment the free Carrier Safety Ratings and lists of “unsatisfactory” and “excellent” carriers that were made available to the public via the Internet earlier this fall. n


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