Traffic Ticket Advocates have been fighting CVOR demerit points successfully in Timmins, Sudbury, Sarnia, Barrie, and Ontario for over 25 years.

Those who drive a truck — whether it is for a living or pleasure which has a registered gross weight of more than 4500 kgs, automatically falls into a category that may require a higher driver’s licence classification and specific knowledge regarding trucks.

Subject to the size and gross weight of your truck — a pickup, van, dump truck or tractor trailer unit — all of these require a drivers licence beyond the “G” level. The larger the unit, the higher the license status required. The highest category would be “AZ,” which allows you to operate anything except a bus or motorcycle.

If you meet the criteria mentioned above, then you are required to have a commercial vehicle operators’ registration (CVOR) certificate. Partnering with CVOR demerit points Ontario makes it easier to navigate issues around dealing with the ministry. Obtaining the certificate authorizes the Ministry of Transportation to monitor the driving habits of the drivers operating the commercial motor vehicle.

It may be just one vehicle or a fleet; however the owner of the vehicle(s) must hold the CVOR certificate. For those who have large pickup trucks used to pull trailers or fifth wheel homes they are not required to have CVOR permits.

Things to know about commercial motor vehicle (CMV) tickets.

CMVs are required to have annual safety inspections as specified by a yellow sticker placed on the vehicle. The Ministry of Transportation enforcement officers may subject CMVs to inspections on the roadside and at the various weight scales located throughout the Province. CVOR demerit points Ontario is there to assist when these situations happen suddenly, or result in issues out of the driver’s control.

CMV with too many safety issues can result in being impounded for up to 60 days, or required to get the defects amended before being allowed on the road. An enforcement officer can charge both the driver and company for any discovered offences which is where CVOR demerit points Ontario can provide support. Some offences have both demerit points and CVOR points. Offences in relation to equipment and documents do not have demerit points, but they do have CVOR points. CVOR points vary from zero to five depending on the offence.

CVOR points are only assessed if the offence was committed while operating the CMV. If a driver or company obtains too many CVOR points, it can trigger a Ministry of Transportation audit, resulting in more charges. CVOR demerit points Ontario can handle cases of this nature, regardless of how many charges or how complex the case may be. Drivers that are employed by trucking companies must know that warnings issued by MTO enforcement officers are also included in CVOR computer records. This helps enforcement officers keep track of warnings issued for similar offences.

Why you should fight CVOR tickets and commercial motor vehicle offences.

The MTO can be aggressive in enforcing CMV offences and receives help from the O.P.P. Commercial Motor Vehicle enforcement unit at various roadside checks. Many officers have been given extra training in CMV-related offences and also conduct periodic spot checks. CVOR demerit points Ontario is there when drivers or businesses don’t know where to turn.

Many MTO prosecutors are also very aggressive in prosecuting and ask the court to impose substantial fines upon conviction. Penalties imposed can be fines as high as $50,000, driver’s license suspension, jail time or all of the above.

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The CVOR points list is a long one. In general, moving violations such as Careless Driving, unsafe move, stop sign and traffic light offences are 5 CVOR point offences. Document and weight or size charges such as Fail to surrender licence, improper licence, over weight, over width and over length offences are 3 CVOR point offences. Improper light offence, obstructed window, improper muffler and seatbelt offences carry 1 CVOR point.