Commercial Vehicle Operator's CVOR Registration
53 Years Serving The Independent Dump Truck & Aggregate Haulers In Eastern Ontario
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305 Stanley Crescent Russell, ON K4R 1E5, Canada - Serving Ottawa Since 1965
General Information

Most truck and bus operators operating within Ontario (not just Ontario's for-hire operators) are required to register as Commercial Vehicle Operators. The types of vehicles include all heavy commercial vehicles (power units only - leased;rented;owned) having a registered gross weight/actual weight of more than 4500 kgs. or a bus designed to carry ten or more passengers. Trailers are not counted as part of the fleet size. For exceptions, refer to the Highway Traffic Act . It is an offence to operate a commercial motor vehicle without being registered in CVOR and carrying either the CVOR certificate or a copy in every vehicle operated.

Once application is made, operators are issued a Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration (CVOR) Certificate. The CVO Registration creates a Commercial Vehicle Operator Record. Once an operator record is set up, licensing and compliance data (accidents, convictions, inspections) are stored on the record. A record may also be created for a non-CVO registrant should a conviction, accident or inspection event be received for the operator.

Only one record is created for each entity. This is true even if the operator has more than one fleet. If a corporation has a number of operating divisions, the divisions are included under the CVOR certificate held by the parent corporation. If the corporation has a number of subsidiary companies that are individually registered as companies, each company must obtain an individual CVOR.

The CVOR automated system triggers identification of a carrier for review when poor performance is identified, based upon the severity and number of events, in relation to the carriers fleet size and percent of Ontario travel. At this point a detailed analysis is conducted which verifies the company profile and the need for and type of ministry intervention. Progressive interventions may include:

- warning letter to the carrier's chief executive officer

- interview with a ministry official

- facility audit/invesigation or

- sanctions (fleet limitation; suspension; cancellation or seizure of plates, permits and/or CVOR certificate)

Legislation covering CVOR can be found in the Highway Traffic Act, Sections 16 - 22, 47, 205 and Regulation 424/97 Part I.