In a letter issued by the Ministry of Transportation the extensions of the validity of driver, vehicle and carrier products has been pushed out until the end of November.
While the extensions are in place until further notice and until MTO repeals regulations an earlier version of the letter had an expiry date of September 30, 2020.
Highlights of the extensions are below:
As part of the Ministry of Transportation’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to help keep people safe, the ministry has extended the validity of the following driver, vehicle and carrier products, that expired on or after March 1, 2020:
- Ontario commercial drivers’ licences;
- International Registration Plan (IRP) Cab Cards;
- Ontario licence plate validation stickers;
- Online purchase receipts of validation stickers;
- Ontario Commercial Vehicle Operator Registration (CVOR) certificates;
- Annual and semi-annual inspections.
Carriers are also reminded that the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recognizes the extensions put in place by MTO as per previous OTA communications. Drivers are encouraged to carry a copy of the updated letter with them. For complete details of all the extensions from MTO including information on driver medical reports, click here
As this issue continues to evolve, OTA remains in constant communication with MTO and will keep the membership informed on all developments in cooperation and collaboration with the Ontario Government.