TORONTO, Ont. — Ontario has announced it will immediately begin requiring commercial vehicle operators to renew their CVORs every year.
The Ministry of Transportation says this will better allow the province to monitor trucking companies’ safety performances, according to a release.
The province is establishing an education program to help communicate the new requirements for trucking companies. About 5,000 new companies will be required to complete the program each year, the province announced.
Meanwhile, the MTO has hired 50 additional enforcement officers to carry out more inspections. The change has been endorsed by the Ontario Trucking Association.
“Ontario is a leader in truck safety standards and enforcement. We have among the toughest truck safety laws in North America. Strengthening our registration system is another step we are taking to make our roads even safer,” said Minister of Transportation Jim Bradley.
“The Ontario Trucking Association is fully supportive of a requirement for annual Commercial Vehicle Operators’ Registration renewals,” added OTA president David Bradley. “We strongly believe that these improvements will enhance the program and ultimately make our roads safer.”
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