Obtaining a Commercial License If you aspire to a career as a truck driver in Ontario, Canada, the first step you need to take is to apply to get a commercial driver’s license. This handy infographic will give you the information you need to begin the process.
Commercial Driver’s Licence Requirements
You must be at least 16 years old (Class B or E – At least 21 years old.) Have a valid Class G licence or higher. You must meet the vision standards established by the MTO. Ability to meet hearing standards, except Class A and D. Satisfactory medical examination report. You must pass a knowledge test. Passing mark on the applicable road test at DriveTest or from an MTO-recognized authority.
Process for Obtaining a Commercial Vehicle Driver’s Licence
Step 1
Study for the written knowledge test.
Step 2
Complete the medical examination and the medical examination report form.
Step 3
Apply for a licence at the DriveTest Centre.
Step 4
Take a vision test at the DriveTest Centre.
Step 5
Pay the fees at the DriveTest Centre.
Step 6
Complete and pass the written knowledge test.
Step 7
Practise, practise, practise your driving.
Step 8
Book a road test and then take a commercial road test (and/or Z endorsement practical test).
Step 9
Enjoy your commercial licence. Drive safely.
Things To Know
The vision test takes a few minutes – if you need corrective lenses take them. Fees can be paid by: Cash, Credit card, Debit card, Certified cheque, Bank draft, Money order, and Travellers cheque The knowledge test takes approximately 30 minutes – no appointment required You must successfully complete a road test within one year of completing a written test. Otherwise, start again.
Commercial Driver’s Licence Types
Class A: Any tractor-trailer or combination of motor vehicle and towed vehicles where the towed vehicles exceed a total gross weight of 4,600 kilograms. Class B: Any school-purpose bus with designed seating capacity for more than 24 passengers. Class C: Any regular bus with designed seating capacity for more than 24 passengers. Class D: Any truck or motor vehicle combination exceeding 11,000 kg, provided the towed vehicle is not over 4,600 kg. Class E: A school-purpose bus with a 24-passenger capacity maximum. Class F: A regular bus with a maximum 24-passenger capacity and ambulances. Class A With Condition R: Drivers with a restricted Class A licence condition are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle pulling double trailers or a trailer with air brakes. Z Endorsement: A Z air brake endorsement is required on a driver’s licence to operate any air-brake-equipped motor vehicle. Source: https://drivetest.ca/licences/drivers-licences-commercial.html
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