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Class D renewal requirements change in Ontario July 1


TORONTO, Ont. – Class D license holders in Ontario will have new medical and road test requirements beginning July 1, 2018.

The Ministry of Transportation released its new guidelines for medical reports and testing for Class D license holders, bringing them in line with other commercial driver licenses in the province.

Starting on July 1 Class D license holders up to age 80 will be required to complete a knowledge test and vision test every five years when renewing their driver’s licenses. Previously no knowledge and vision tests were required for drivers under the age of 65, although they’re required for other license classes.

Class D licence holders will also be required to complete a medical report every five years if they are under the age of 46, every three years from ages 46-65, and annually for drivers aged 65 and older. Under the old regulations medical and vision tests were not required for Class D licenses until drivers turned 80.

Drivers operating with their Class D licenses in the United States will see no changes to that county’s regulations and are still required to provide proof of medical certification.

Those drivers who fail to provide the proper medical documentation on time to the Ministry of Transportation could see their Class D license downgraded to a Class G license, the ministry said.

The road test requirements for the license remain unchanged, and will still only be required if drivers accumulate three demerit points or have an at-fault collision until they reach the age of 80, when a road test becomes an annual requirement.

The ministry says the new requirements bring the Class D license in line with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) standards, which are the basis for the Canada/U.S. medical reciprocity agreement.

A ministry spokesperson said ensuring Class D drivers are held to the highest medical filing standards will strengthen road safety.


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6 Comments » for Class D renewal requirements change in Ontario July 1
  1. Dave says:

    So…how long before the industry suddenly starts howling about a D class driver shortage?

  2. Ron Rostek says:

    This legislation is only making Ontario a harder place to work and for employers to find it harder to find drivers.Also make older drivers that are good drivers with work ethics another reason to throw in the towel.Industry already has enough regulation.
    Way to go Ontario

  3. kenny says:

    more money out of my pocket. I wonder if the company will reimburse me for this. my guess is no. plus its a day or 2 to take off for test and medical.

    lose lose for employees and employers

    my opinion but this frustrating

  4. v laderoute says:

    just more bs from someone sitting behind a desk making more stupid rules. that why i dropped my class A. they just what to take more money out of the working men and women pockets of ontario.

  5. John says:

    I don’t know who comes up with all these stupid laws and rules but they need to get their head out of their ass. We commercial drivers passed your tests, and have been working in the trade. What’s next go back to kindergarten for a “refresher course “. All this.. Just a money grab. We know it they know it. Let’s them take the food out of the mouths of our families. Unemployment and welfare will spike and the working people will pay for it oh wait “WE ARE THE WORKING PEOPLE”

  6. Don says:

    required if drivers accumulate three demerit points.
    3 points, that,s one ticket in most places????

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