OTA was advised the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has further extended the validity of expired drivers’ licences and other carrier products and services until at least September 30, 2020. As part of MTO’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.
The United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted recognition of expired commercial licences issued by Canadian provinces, including extension of the validity date of medical examinations, certification and/or validity of the corresponding commercial driver’s licences.
Please note that the letter for truck drivers traveling outside provincial jurisdictions has been updated with a new validity date of September 30, 2020. The letter along with additional information on extensions such as driver medicals can also be found by clicking here. The letter will be updated, as needed, until the regulations extending the validation period are revoked. Drivers are encouraged to carry a copy of the updated letter with them. This update aligns with the September 30, 2020 date issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in their June 15 announcement. 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.