Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find a Motor Vehicle Inspection Station?

There are more than 12,000 stations across Ontario - just look for the green and white sign that says "Ontario Motor Vehicle Inspection Station."

When do I need an oversized overweight permit?

Carriers must apply for permits to operate or transport oversized or overweight vehicles and loads. Carriers are responsible for following all permit conditions to ensure their vehicles operate safely on Ontario's King's highways. You will need an oversi

What do I need to operate a truck or bus or start a truck or bus company in Ontario?

What do I need to operate a truck or bus or start a truck or bus company in Ontario? The requirements to operate a truck or bus in Ontario vary depending on the type of vehicle. Generally, you will need: a Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration (CV

Who can take the CVOR test?

The CVOR test must be completed by an individual on behalf of an operator applying for the CVOR. This individual must be the owner, sole proprietor, corporate officer or director of a corporation.

Do I need to put my company name or CVOR number on my truck?

Carriers are required to have their company name on each side of their truck, if the truck has a registered gross weight of more than 8,164 kg. They don't need to display their CVOR number.

Is a CVOR transferrable?

No, a Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration (CVOR) is not transferrable. Each legal entity must apply for its own CVOR that includes individuals, partners or corporations. For example, if you hold a CVOR in your personal name and you are changing yo

How can I improve my conditional safety rating?

All conditional ratings are assigned for a minimum of six months. This rating is not eligible for improvement during this six-month period, but it could be further downgraded if your safety performance continues to deteriorate. After six months you may b

Why is my safety rating conditional?

A carrier is considered for a Conditional Safety Rating if any of the following circumstances occur: the carrier's on-road performance level exceeds 70% of its overall safety violation rate the carrier fails a facility audit upon the expiry of a suspensi