Class A Manual Transmission Restriction in Ontario Begins July 1st, 2022

Effective July 1, 2022, drivers must complete their Class A or Class A restricted (AR) road test in a vehicle with a manual transmission that consists of at least eight forward gears with a high-low range or a restriction will be placed on their license. Drivers with restrictions cannot operate Class A/AR vehicles with a manual transmission in Ontario and will only be permitted to operate automatic, semi-automatic or automated-manual transmission Class A/AR vehicles.

Please note that a motor vehicle is considered to have a manual transmission if it has:

  • A driver-operated clutch that is activated by a pedal or lever, or
  • A driver operated gear-shift mechanism (operated by hand or foot and does not use the assistance of automation)

The restriction will be placed on the driver record and driver’s license. This restriction does not apply to the operation of lower-class vehicles such as Class G or D.

This restriction does not apply to anyone who completed their Class A/AR road test before July 1, 2022, however if someone is required by the Province to complete a class A road test after July 1st 2022, for any reason, and the test is completed in an auto shift vehicle, they will receive a restriction on their license, regardless of how long they may have previously had a class A license.

For full details please follow this link: https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-truck-drivers-licence#manual_transmission


FSC 31st Annual Conference Announces Full Agenda

The Fleet Safety Council (FSC) Conference Committee is please to announce the full agenda and speaker information for their annual event scheduled for Friday October 14th, 2022. The FSC recently announced the return to an in-person event, which will be taking place at Millennium Gardens Banquet Centre in Brampton. The one-day educational sessions are preceded by the FSC’s annual networking events taking place on Thursday October 13th.

Keynote Speaker: Liane Davey

The agenda for the conference includes:

  • Session 1: Transportation Industry Update with Mike Millian (The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada)
  • Session 2: Nuclear Verdicts with Kim Stoll (Fernandes Hearn LLP)
  • Session 3: Refocusing Our Efforts: How to Structure Your Corporate Policy and Due Diligence Efforts with Rui Fernandes (Fernandes Hearn LLP)
  • Session 4: Mobile Phone Evidence in Motor Carrier Accident Cases with Lars Daniel (Envista Forensics)
  • Session 5: Keynote Speaker Liane Davey: The Good Fight
  • Session 6: It’s The Right Time To “Choose to Truck” with Mike McCarron (Rite Route Supply Chain Solutions)

Click here to read full speaker bios and session descriptions.

Registration is managed through Eventbrite and is now open.

Sponsorship Opportunities are still available for the event. If you are interested in sponsoring please email sponsorship@fleetsafetycoucil.com.

Click here to see the list the complete list of confirmed sponsors.


Suspension of Vaccine Requirement Mandate

On June 14th, 2022 , the Government of Canada announced that, as of June 20th at 00:01 EDT, vaccination will no longer required to board a plane or train in Canada. Additionally, employers in the federally regulated air, rail, and marine sectors will no longer be required to have mandatory vaccination policies in place for employees. They also updated that due to the unique nature of cruise ships vaccination against COVID-19 is still required for passengers and crew on cruise ships operating in Canadian waters.

Crown corporations and separate agencies will also be asked to suspend vaccine requirements. Furthermore, the Government of Canada is no longer moving forward with proposed regulations under Part II (Occupational Health and Safety) of the Canada Labour Code to make vaccination mandatory in all federally regulated workplaces.

Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents returning from international destinations who do not qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption continue to be required to provide a valid pre-entry test result, remain subject to Day 1 and Day 8 molecular testing, and quarantine for 14 days. Canadians who leave the country will still be required to adhere to other countries’ vaccination requirements, including those in in the U.S. that keep unvaccinated Canadian truckers from crossing the border and the Canadian border will continue to remain closed to unvaccinated truckers.

The Government of Canada’s decision to suspend the mandatory vaccination requirement for the domestic transportation sector was informed by key indicators, including:

  • The evolution of the virus;
  • The epidemiologic situation and modelling (stabilization of infection and hospitalizations across the country);
  • Vaccine science; and,
  • High levels of vaccination in Canada against COVID-19.

Here are some of the updates from the announcement:

Requirement for Vaccinations Suspended for Domestic and Outbound Travel:

  • As of June 20, 2022, at 00:01 EDT, vaccination will no longer be a requirement to board a plane or train in Canada.
  • This change does not affect border measures that require all travellers entering Canada to continue following entry requirements, including vaccination.
  • Other public health measures, such as wearing a mask, continue to apply and will be enforced throughout a traveller’s journey on a plane or train.

Cruise Ship Travel:

Vaccination against COVID-19 is still required for passengers and crew on cruise ships operating in Canadian waters.

Adherence to strict public health requirements on cruise ships will still be required.

Federally Regulated Transportation Sector Workers:

  • As of June 20, 2022, at 00:01 EDT, employers in the federally regulated air, rail, and marine sectors will no longer be required to have mandatory vaccination policies in place for employees.
  • Employers will be responsible for establishing return-to-work practices.

Masking Requirements

  • Travellers on federally regulated planes and trains continue to be required to wear a mask throughout their journey except for brief periods (e.g., eating or drinking).
  • Passengers on cruise ships will be expected to follow the masking requirements and other hygiene measures as directed by the ship’s crew, regardless of whether they are foreign or domestic.

Entry Requirements Remain for Travel to Canada from Abroad:

  • Vaccine requirements for entry into Canada by foreign nationals remain unchanged at this time.
  • Foreign nationals who are not fully vaccinated continue to be prohibited entry into Canada.
  • Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents returning from international destinations who do not qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption continue to be required to provide a valid pre-entry test result, remain subject to Day 1 and Day 8 molecular testing, and quarantine for 14 days.
  • In addition, all travellers entering Canada are required to input their mandatory information in ArriveCAN within 72 hours before their arrival in Canada. Travellers who arrive without completing their ArriveCAN submission may be subject to Day 1, Day 8 molecular testing, quarantine for 14 days, and to fines or other enforcement actions, regardless of their vaccination status.

Please see the links below for additional information on the announcement: :

  • News Release: Suspension of the vaccine mandates for domestic travellers, transportation workers and federal employees
  • Backgrounder: Suspension of the mandatory vaccination requirement for domestic travellers and federally regulated transportation workers

FSC Central Chapter hosts discussion and panel on recruitment and retainment of women in trucking

The Central chapter of the Fleet Safety Council is hosting an innovative discussion and panel by women on the subject of women in trucking at its next virtual meeting. The event, which will include its regular membership is open to anyone wishing to take part.

The virtual breakout “table” discussion will attempt to answer the question, “What is your company doing to recruit, retain, or support women in transportation?” As well a panel discussion, moderated by Krista Murray of Millcreek will include as panelists:

  • Danielle Levitt – Pival
  • Judy McKeegan – Gray Ridge
  • Connie Phillips – SST
  • Robin Alston – Wellington MF

To learn more about this event, or to register your interest, please contact the chapter administrator for details.


TAT Releases Toronto Coalition Build Impact Report

On April 19th 2022 Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) held its first Coalition Build in Canada since 2020. The event was a success and helped to build public and private partnerships to combat human trafficking everywhere. The event included key industry stakeholders (in the trucking and bus industries) along with local and provincial law enforcement.

Sponsors for the Coalition Build included Day and Ross, Uber Freight, The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario, The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association and The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada.

Also included at the Coalition Build was the Freedom Drivers Project (FDP) trailer which made it’s first stop in Canada for the event. Read the full article to learn more about the FDP at Truck News: Trailer Delivers Human Trafficking Message to Canada

For more details on Trucks Against Trafficking Canada please visit: https://truckersagainsttrafficking.org/canada/


Fleet Safety Council Educational Conference returns to in-person format in 2022

After two successful years of hosting the Fleet Safety Educational Conference in an online format, the conference committee is happy to announce this year’s event will take place in person on October 14.

Click below to read more about this exciting announcement!

Registration is now open. Click here to access our Eventbrite registration page.


Fleet Safety Council at Truck World 2022

The Fleet Safety Council is pleased to announce that they will be at Truck World this year. Representing the FSC at the booth will be members of the FSC Joint Executive Committee, the Annual Conference Committee and the IHSA. Stop by the booth to learn more about the 31st Annual Conference, our chapters, the benefits of membership and our sponsors.

Details:

Free Registration: On behalf of our team at Fleet Safety Council, we are extending you a free invitation to visit us at the meeting place for Canada’s trucking industry.

Register online at truckworld.ca using code FleetSafety or click on the button below (Registration value $10 online or $20 onsite).


FSC Hamilton Niagara Chapter Announces In-Person Spring Seminar

The Hamilton Niagara Fleet Safety Council has announced their return to an in-person event with their annual spring breakfast seminar. The chapter has announced that this year they will be hosting a panel discussion with the some of the best recruiters in the transportation industry as they discuss strategies to retain drivers and bring new people onto your fleet.

Panel Moderator:

Panelists:

Event Details:


FSC and TTSAO Announce Joint Wheel Offs Webinar

The Fleet Safety Council (FSC) and the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) are proud to announce that they have partnered to present a complimentary webinar focused on Keeping Your Wheels On.

The webinar will feature Dave McDonald, Commercial Sales Manager at Bridgestone Commercial Solutions and FSC Northern Chapter Chairperson. Dave has agreed to discuss ways to prevent loose wheels and the potential for a wheel off. Throughout this engaging presentation, Dave will share his experience and look at the primary causes of wheel off’s and how to prevent them.

Webinar Details:


National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Tuesday February 22nd is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

Help support the fight against human trafficking by taking the Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) free training so that you can help to recognize and report human trafficking when you see it.

Human trafficking is the exploitation of human beings through force, fraud or coercion for the purposes of commercial sex or forced labor. There are an estimated 40 million victims of human trafficking across the globe.

Canadian drivers work diligently to deliver products and people safely to their intended destinations across North America. In the course of their everyday jobs, these drivers have the opportunity to be a hero to some of the most vulnerable people – victims of human trafficking. While the realities of human trafficking in Canada are heinous, professional drivers are uniquely positioned to disrupt this crime, simply by taking a second look and making a phone call. Partner with TAT Canada today and activate your workforce to aid in victim identification and recovery.

Useful Links:


New Regulatory Amendment: Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s Employer Job Offer

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development has implemented a regulatory amendment impacting the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream. The amendment can be found at Ontario Regulation 31/22 (General) (made to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General))

The amendment requires employers seeking an approval of a NOC 7511 (Transport truck drivers) employment position under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream to demonstrate that they:

  • Have a valid Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) certificate, and
  • A Carrier Safety Rating (CSR) of Excellent, Satisfactory or Satisfactory Unaudited.

The amendment aims to:

  • Protect successful nominees and support public safety on Ontario highways as employers without an acceptable safety rating will be ineligible for approval, and
  • Promote applications from employers with clear business ties to the province, since employers will be required to have their vehicles plated in Ontario

The amendment was made effective February 1, 2022.


Ambassador Bridge Port of Entry: Experiencing a Service Disruption

Please be advised that the Ambassador Bridge port of entry is currently experiencing a service disruption and border users may encounter delays. Until further notice the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) is encouraging travelers to consider the following alternate ports of entry to cross the border:

  • Regular travelers: Windsor-Detroit Tunnel 
  • Commercial traffic: Sarnia Blue Water Bridge 

Please note that not all ports of entry can accommodate commercial traffic.

The current situation at the borders is very fluent and travelers are encouraged to keep an eye on all Canada-USA land border crossing wait times through this link:  CBSA’s Web site.


PMTC: US and Canadian Land Border Vaccination Requirements for Essential Travelers Survey Request

The Canadian and US governments have both recently announced that essential travelers, including truck drivers, must be fully vaccinated to enter their countries via the land border. For those entering Canada, the policy is set take effect on January 15th, and for those entering the US, it will take effect on January 22nd.

The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) has been lobbying to have this policy reversed for the Trucking Industry, or at the very least, delayed, as they believe it will have major effects on the supply chain between the two countries. The PMTC is looking to inform government with hard data and are requesting your help to do so.

Please take a moment and complete this following survey which will remain open until end of day on Sunday November 28th.  All survey results will remain confidential, and data will be combined.

Vaccination Status Survey


Supply Chain Recovery Working Group Survey

The Federal and Provincial Government of B.C. have formed a Supply Chain Recovery Working Group to help support supply chain restoration for the province. A survey has been developed to help inform what area’s need to be focused on, what the critical needs/products are, and impediments that may be there. If you do business in B.C., supply a product or service into or out of B.C., the group needs to hear your views.

The recent Atmospheric Event in BC has severely damaged transportation infrastructure in the province, with critical impacts on rail, road, and pipeline logistics. While railways are beginning to operate, and some highways are opened on a limited basis and work is underway on the TransMountain pipeline, the fragility of the infrastructure will be an ongoing concern.  The movement of essential goods has been disrupted and there may be both short-term and sustained impacts to volumes over normal routes. As such, there could be a sustained need to divert good movement from road to rail or marine.

The working group is requesting help in completing this survey and asking stakeholders to rationalize what are considered their priorities relative to and within the context of national, provincial, and regional interests given limited capacities in the system in the immediate timeframe.

Here is the Link to Essential and Priority Goods Movement survey which should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.


Government of Canada Announces Adjustments to Border and Travel Measures

In a sweeping announcement November 19th, the federal government has announced that beginning January 15th 2022, only double vaccinated people will be able to enter Canada, this includes essential workers such as Truck Drivers. This has been done to match up with the U.S. announced requirement to allow only double vaccinated travelers to enter the US. A final date for this requirement to enter the U.S. has yet to be provided.

Vaccination Requirements for Essential Cross-border Transportation Workers

As of January 15, 2022, certain groups of travelers who are currently exempt from entry requirements, including most essential service providers (such as truck drivers) will only be allowed to enter the country if they are fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved for entry into Canada.

Until January 15, 2022, the current border rules and exemptions for essential cross-border road transportation workers remain unchanged, with the exception of a new ArriveCAN element that will be introduced on November 30th.

Full details are included in the News Release: Government of Canada announces adjustments to Canada’s border measures

New ArriveCAN Functionality

As of November 30, 2021, all exempt essential service providers will be required to identify their vaccination status in ArriveCAN, regardless of whether or not they are allowed to enter as unvaccinated. ArriveCAN will prompt them to provide details on their vaccine(s), including manufacturer, country received and date received, and to upload their proof of vaccination.

If an exempt essential traveller previously created a reusable ArriveCAN receipt, they will be required to either download the latest version of the free ArriveCAN mobile app or sign in to the web version after November 30, 2021, and re-submit all of their information, including the newly required information on proof of vaccinations, to get a new exempt reusable ArriveCAN receipt. Once an exempt traveller creates a new reusable receipt, the receipt can be used for subsequent trips.

Until January 15, 2022, if an exempt essential traveller is not vaccinated, they will still be able to get an ArriveCAN receipt. After January 15, 2022, they must be fully vaccinated to get an ArriveCAN receipt. As of this date, most travellers who are currently exempt from quarantine will need to be fully vaccinated to enter Canada. They will also be required to upload their proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN.

Full details from the Public Health Agency of Canada can be found here:

Complete and detailed information about the requirements for travel to and within Canada can be found here:


Provincial State of Emergency Declared for British Columbia

The following e-bulletin was issued on November 17th by the Province of British Columbia:

Provincial State of Emergency Declared:
The B.C. government is declaring a provincial state of emergency to mitigate impacts on transportation networks and movement of essential goods and supplies, and to support the provincewide response and recovery from the widespread damage caused by severe flooding and landslides in British Columbia.

“Provincial, federal and local governments are working with emergency personnel to make sure people and communities get the help they need as they work through yet another natural disaster. This provincial declaration of emergency will ensure the transport of goods, and essential and emergency services,” said Premier John Horgan. “Thank you to everyone for doing what you can to stay safe and to help one another as we work through this catastrophic time.”

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, made the declaration on Nov. 17, 2021, based on the recommendation from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and Emergency Management BC. The declaration will take effect immediately.

“This provincewide declaration will help us with the challenges ahead as we recover from the utter devastation that’s been caused by this natural disaster,” said Farnworth. “Getting our rail and roadways back up and in operation is a top priority, and the declaration will enable us to put the resources in place to make that happen.”

The state of emergency is initially in effect for 14 days and may be extended or rescinded as necessary. The state of emergency applies to the whole province and ensures federal, provincial and local resources can be delivered in a co-ordinated response to protect the public, which remains the provincial government’s top priority.

“Our focus is on clearing, repairing and reopening roads to connect the Interior and the North to the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, to get our supply chains moving,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “We are working closely with multiple partners to make this happen. It is a big job, but collectively we are up to the challenge and will get things opened up again just as soon as we possibly can.”

There are approximately 17,775 people evacuated due to impacts from the flooding, with 5,918 properties on Evacuation Order, and 3,632 properties on Evacuation Alert.

The federal government has responded to and accepted British Columbia’s requests for assistance. In the coming days, additional federal personnel and resources will be arriving in B.C. to assist.

The state of emergency gives agencies, such as the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Emergency Management BC, the RCMP and others the ability to use extraordinary measures to protect people and communities.

Quick Facts:

  • Declarations of provincial states of emergency may be issued by the minister responsible under the Emergency Program Act.
  • The provincial government can extend the period of a declaration made by the minister responsible.

Learn More:

For information on evacuation orders and alerts, visit Emergency Info BC: https://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/

For the latest information on roads and travel, visit: www.drivebc.ca


WTFC Launches Phase 2 of the #KnowHumanTrafficking Campaign

On November 4th, 2021 the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada (WTFC) announced the start of Phase 2 of the #KnowHumanTrafficking campaign.

The announcement took place at KnowledgeSurge Institute in Barrie Ontario and included the following guests:

  • Honourable MP John Brassard
  • Kayla Sills Representative for the Honourable MP Doug Shipley
  • Detective Constable Bev Mackay Anti Human Trafficking Unit OPP
  • Detective Constables Michelle Jensen & Dave Koopman Barrie Police
  • Patricia Graham Metis Nation of Ontario
  • Katherine Chabot Representative for MPP Andrea Khanjin  

For the next few weeks the #KnowHumanTrafficking trailer will be rolling on the roads in the Barrie area with the next stop in Ottawa Ontario, where it will be hosted by Crossroads Truck Training Academy.

To learn more about the #KnowHumanTrafficking Campaign please visit http://knowhumantrafficking.com/ or contact Shelley Walker, Samantha Clarke or Fiona Stone from the WTFC.


ELD Regulation Change Update

The Ministry of Transportation has announced that amendments to Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA) Regulation 555/06 (Hours of Service) have been approved and will come into force on June 12, 2022. These changes will make it mandatory for commercial motor vehicle drivers who operate within Ontario to use an Electronic Logging Device (ELDs) to record their Hours of Service (HoS). Drivers of commercial motor vehicles who are currently required to maintain a daily log will be required to use a certified ELD.

To simplify operating requirements for Ontario’s commercial truck and bus carriers that operate both inside and outside of the province, Ontario’s ELD mandate closely matches the federal ELD mandate and will take effect for commercial truck carriers on June 12, 2022. This date aligns with the rollout of ELD enforcement for federally-regulated commercial truck and bus carriers.

Bus carriers who operate within Ontario only will be required to use a certified ELD as of July 1, 2023.

Changes to Ontario’s regulations specify which vehicles are subject to the new rules and which vehicles are exempt.

ELDs are used to support the current Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. Ontario’s ELD requirements closely match Transport Canada’s, including:

  • No change to the current drivers that are required to follow HOS
  • No change to the current drivers that are required to carry and maintain a daily logbook
  • No change to the current HOS limits, and
  • ELDs are required to be certified to meet the requirements of the Canadian Council of Motor Transportation Administrators Technical Standard and be listed on Transport Canada’s list of certified devices.

You can view the amendments to Ontario regulations on e-Laws that come into effect June 12, 2022:

For more information, please visit:


New MTO Road Safety Presentations Available

The Public Outreach and Education office of the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is sharing a new series of road safety presentations available province wide.  These live virtual presentations are a great way to provide road safety education on a variety of topics and provide Ontarians with the knowledge and awareness to help keep themselves, and other road users safe. 

Spots are limited so please register now:

Safe and Secure: Child Passenger Safety: Join a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician from the Ministry of Transportation to learn about the proper use and installation of child car seats.

Be Prepared, Be Safe: Winter Driving: Winter can be challenging for even the most experienced drivers. Join the Ministry of Transportation to learn about how Ontario manages snow clearing, tools to plan your routes, and how to prepare yourself and your vehicle for winter conditions. 

Smart Ride, Safe Ride: Off-Road Vehicles (ORV): ORVs are year-round utility and recreation vehicles that can offer hours of enjoyment to outdoor enthusiasts. Join the Ministry of Transportation to learn what you need to know about operating an ORV in Ontario including what you can ride, where you can ride, and how to be a safe and responsible rider.


Ontario Regulatory Registry: Automated Flagger Assistance Device

A new proposal has been submitted to consider regulatory amendments that will implement new Automated Flagger Assistance Devices (AFAD) provisions of the Moving Ontarians More Safely Act. This includes added provisions to Regulation 606 – Portable Lane Control Signal Systems under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) which will assist in traffic control and enable enforcement of AFAD in construction zones.

The goal of these proposed changes is intended to support increased road safety.

For full details on the proposed regulation please click here.

Comments on the proposed regulation are due back by December 7th, 2021 to the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) by email.


Fleet Safety Council Announces 2021 Provincial Meeting

The Fleet Safety Council (FSC) is excited to announce another Provincial Virtual Meeting. The meeting has been scheduled for Thursday December 16th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Following the format of last years Provincial Meeting there will be two presentations and updates from each of the chapters and members are encouraged to wear a holiday sweater to the event.

The presentations include:

Presentation 1: Mental Health in the Transportation Industry: A Call to Action
IHSA’s Kathy Martin (Coordinator, Research, Stakeholder & Public Relations, Mental Health and Wellness Specialist) and John Kellie (Health and Safety Consultant) will be discussing the importance of mental health in the transportation industry, share what some other companies are doing and facilitate a discussion around what you can do moving forward.

Presentation 2: Update on the Driver Inc. Model Project by the ESDC Labour Program
Elizabeth Tavares (Occupational Health and Safety Officer, ESDC Labour Program) will be discussing the Driver Inc. Model Project which is a working group comprised of Labour Standards and OHS officers in Ontario who are examining employers that are currently using or misusing the Driver Inc. model and misclassifying workers.

Registration is now open: Click here to register


Ontario Improving Washroom Rights for Truck Drivers and Delivery Workers

The Ontario government intends to introduce legislation, that if passed, would allow delivery workers access to company washrooms at businesses they are delivering to. Consultations conducted by the Ontario Workforce Recovery Advisory determined that couriers, truck drivers and people who deliver food (including online delivery options like Skip the Dishes) are often denied use of washrooms at businesses they serve.

Details were shared on October 20th by Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, who was joined by Deepak Anand, Parliamentary Assistant to Minister McNaughton, and Christine Hogarth, MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore.

Stephen Laskowski, President and CEO of the Ontario Trucking Association, says: “The Ontario Trucking Association is extremely thankful to Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development for recognizing our drivers as the true heroes they are and encouraging everyone in the supply chain to do their part in treating drivers with respect. The Minister saw a problem and implemented a solution that will no doubt serve as a model for other jurisdictions across North America.”

Click here to read the complete News Release.

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Medical Report Extensions for Commercial Drivers Licenses Coming to an End on October 31st

Commercial drivers who were required to submit a medical report on or after March 1st, 2020, as part of maintaining their commercial driver’s license, must submit their medical report by October 31st, 2021.

If the report is not received by October 31st, 2021, their commercial driver’s license can be downgraded.

Drivers may submit their commercial medical at a nearby Drive Test Location or fax their information to the Driver Medical Review Office at 416-235-3400 (toll-free at 1-800-304-7889) or alternatively or mail the report to:

Ministry of Transportation
Driver Medical Review Office
77 Wellesley Street West
Box 589
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 1N3

It is also recommended that drivers keep a copy of the submitted information for their records.

For a list of all of the extensions coming to an end in Ontario please click here.