We had no idea that we were required to be CVOR registered…
"When I heard of needing log books (for my cube van)... I really sounded like it applied to big rig transport trucks, not a window company doing word-of-mouth in their local, small area..."
By Steve Payne
Keith B of Lakeshore Home Improvements posted this in reply to Alec Caldwell‘s opinion piece that said “(Ontario) MTO officers are vultures!”
“We recently experienced issues with the (Ontario Ministry of Transport) CVOR (Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration) requirements. We had a cube van and had absolutely no idea that we were required to be CVOR registered, let alone the log book, daily inspections, etc. When I heard of needing log books, etc., it really sounded like it applied to big rig transport trucks – not a window company doing work in their local small area. We had been doing the annual safety checks on the cube van because we knew of that from “word of mouth.” How would one even know about the CVOR requirements if they are not told about them? When we bought it, no one told us…when I got the thing plated for 12 years no one told me… when I paid my insurance on it, no one there told me. How is one to know about these things? Like all the stuff we business owners go through from HST to WSIB, we know we have to do that stuff….THOSE organizations will let you know in a real hurry that you have to pay and register. How come MTO could not have let me know I even needed a CVOR registration?”