Truck News

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    Defend the driver, defend the operator

    June 29, 2018 12:00AM by Alan S. Cofman

    Operators may want to defend individual drivers — or even independent operators — against charges that can affect safety ratings. After all, if the driver pleads guilty, or plea bargains for a reduced fine, the demerit points will still count against the operator.

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    Ep 3: The Paperwork

    June 9, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    A driver’s paperwork confirms everything from personal credentials to vehicle registration, pre-trip inspection results and more. Editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor, explore the items that inspectors look for during a roadside inspection.

  • News Uncategorized

    Tow operators pulled into CVOR

    December 28, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Ontario expands its Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration system to include tow trucks in 2017, although an “education” period will help to ease the rules into place. In the meantime, tow operators are still exempted from Hours of Service regulations and the need to pull into roadside scales.

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    SPECIAL REPORT: AG blasts MTO truck enforcement; OBAC questions priorities

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    OTTAWA — Despite spending over $35 million on truck enforcement in 2007-2008, commercial vehicle inspections in Ontario have dropped by 34 percent since 2003, according to the 2008 Auditor General’s Report.

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    Changes to MTO facility audit system kick-in

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    TORONTO — Ontario’s new, modernized CVOR and Facility Audit program takes effect this week, on April 1, 2009.