October 15, 2014
Since September 30, 2013, MTO requires all Ontario-based operators who apply for a CVOR certificate to complete a CVOR written test. Operators will be required to demonstrate knowledge of Ontario’s safety laws by completing this test in person at a DriveTest Centre before MTO will issue a CVOR certificate.  

The Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) system and the Carrier Safety Rating (CSR) program were developed by the Ministry of Transportation (MTO).

Each operator is responsible for monitoring its CVOR record and the performance information it provides, including violation rates, thresholds, audit scores and resulting safety rating.

Operators should identify and address problem areas in order to improve their commercial motor vehicle safety performance.

The CVOR system is part of the Carrier Safety Rating program. The MTO monitors operators and assigns each a safety rating based on several factors: collisions, inspections and convictions, as well as the results of facility audits.

The CVOR system tracks the on-road safety performance of operators of trucks that have a gross weight or registered gross weight over 4,500 kilograms (9,920 lbs.).

The goal of the system is to improve road safety for all users of Ontario highways by having an effective monitoring and intervention system for operators. Poor performance may result in the loss of privileges to operate commercial motor vehicles.

The CVOR test may be attempted as many times as needed, however, the test must be successfully completed within six months of MTO accepting the application. The test must be completed at a DriveTest Centre in Ontario. To find a DriveTest Centre location near you, visit drivetest.ca.