Regulation - LGIC

Proposed amendments to regulations under the Highway Traffic Act related to tow trucks

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Decision:
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
September 16, 2015
Summary of Proposal:
Amendments were made to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) by the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014. MTO is now proposing to develop new regulations that will require all owners and operators of tow trucks to hold a valid Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator's (CVOR) certificate. The definition of "commercial motor vehicle" that is currently found in Section 16 of the HTA will be moved to a regulation. All commercial motor vehicles that currently require a CVOR certificate will continue to require a CVOR Certificate. Tow trucks will be added to the group of vehicles that require a CVOR. Vehicles commonly known as tow trucks and other vehicles that are used for towing will be included in this group. The CVOR application process for tow truck owners and operators will be the same as it is for other CVOR applicants. The proposed regulation would allow ample time for tow truck operators to apply for a CVOR certificate and to otherwise prepare, before the new requirement for a CVOR certificate comes into force.

In addition to this proposal, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking feedback on proposed regulations under the Consumer Protection Act and the Repair and Storage Liens Act entitled: "Towing and Vehicle Storage: Proposed regulations under the Consumer Protection Act and the Repair and Storage Liens Act".
Contact Address:
Carrier Safety Policy Office
Carrier Safety and Enforcement Branch
3rd Floor, 301 St. Paul Street
St Catharines, ON L2R 7R4
Effective Date:
January 1, 2017