Regulation - LGIC

Periodic Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection Harmonization

Regulation Number(s):
Regulation 611
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Decision:
Modernize the requirements of the commercial motor vehicle periodic inspection criteria in Ontario and increase harmonization with the Canadian National Safety Code 11B and all other provinces.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
December 9, 2010
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing regulatory changes to Ontario Regulation 611 under the Highway Traffic Act. The amendments are intended to increase harmonization with the Canadian Council of Motor Vehicles Transport Administrators’ (CCMTA) National Safety Code 11 Part B (NSC). Ontario will be joining all other provinces who have adopted this standard.

The requirements under Regulation 611 for light-duty vehicles (cars and motorcycles), will not be affected by these proposed amendments. These amendments will only apply to commercial motor vehicles (i.e. large trucks and buses). The amendments will replace the safety inspection requirements for trucks and buses as outlined in Regulation 611 with the Periodic Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections outlined in the NSC.

The attached document provides a description of the NSC layout and highlights key differences between the current and proposed new standard. A copy of the proposed standard is available on the CCMTA website at a cost, see link below: Periodic Commercial Vehicle Inspections and the current standard is available on the Ontario E-Law website, see link below: Regulation 611.

This proposal will be of interest to maintenance technicians, mechanics, truck and bus operators and others involved in the truck and bus industry. After reviewing the proposed changes, we would like to hear form you on the following:

1. Do you have any concerns with the proposed changes? If so what are they?

2. How long do you think it will take to train your staff on the new standard?

3. How long do you think it will take your business to adapt to these changes?

4. Do you have any questions regarding the changes and or the attached information?

5. Do you have concerns about purchasing a copy of this proposed standard?
Contact Address:
Carrier Safety Policy Office
Carrier Safety and Enforcement Branch
3rd Floor, 301 St. Paul Street
St Catharines, ON L2R 7R4
Effective Date:
July 1, 2011