Regulation - LGIC

Improved Daily Commercial Vehicle Inspections for Trucks and Buses

Regulation Number(s):
Ontario Regulation 575
Ontario Regulation 199/07
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Decision:
The new daily vehicle inspection requirements came into effect in law as of July 1, 2007. The new regulation number is Ontario Regulation 199/07.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
June 15, 2006
Summary of Proposal:
Over the past several years, the Canadian provinces and territories have been working through the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) to modernize National Safety Code Standard 13- Trip Inspection. The purpose of the changes was to enhance the early detection of safety-related mechanical defects in two ways:
1)the changes will require commercial drivers and operators to undertake a more thorough inspection of commercial vehicles; and
2)the process is simpler and easier to understand, thereby encouraging drivers to complete the inspections.

The new federal rules were developed and supported by all Canadian jurisdictions and a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including truck and bus associations. This proposal was also piloted by more than 250 Ontario drivers, many of whom found it improved their understanding of what they had to look for in the course of completing an inspection.

The Ministry of Transportation is preparing amendments to the current provincial driver daily commercial vehicle inspection regulation, consistent with the new national rules. Once implemented, the new rules will enhance Ontario's truck safety regime and will clearly detail the defects that truck and bus drivers need to look for in their daily commercial vehicle inspections.
Contact Address:
Carrier Safety Policy Office
Carrier Safety & Enforcement Branch
3rd Floor, 301 St. Paul Street
St. Catharines, ON L2R 7R4
Effective Date:
July 1, 2007