The Ministry of Transportation conducts audits of commercial motor vehicles when the Ministry considers that the operation may require a review.
The legislation allows the Ministry of Transportation to conduct a CVOR facility audit at any time. CVOR Audits are normally conducted when a carrier’s overall violation rate exceeds 50%. The Ministry of Transportation auditor will review the carrier’s documents related to;
- Hours of service,
- Vehicle Maintenance and,
- Driver Training.
A score of 50% must be reached in the categories of Maintenance and Hours of Service in order for the carrier to pass the audit. If the carrier fails the CVOR audit, that carrier’s safety rating will be downgraded to “Conditional” which can seriously impact the carrier’s insurance premiums.
Once a carrier’s safety rating is deemed conditional as a result of an audit, the carrier must then pass a subsequent audit in order for their rating to return to “Satisfactory”.
Once the auditor completes the audit, the officer can lay any charges for any violations found. The CVOR points resulting from these charges will further increase the carrier’s overall violation rate.
Our licensed paralegals with training in CVOR matters work with your company to conduct compliance review audits and to ensure that your company is prepared and complies with the Ministry of Transportation’s regulations.
A CVOR Audit by OTT Legal can save your company thousands of dollars in fines and increased insurance rates.When the Ministry has called your company for an audit, call us at 416-221-6888 to discuss your next steps. We can represent your company in the event that the Ministry of Transportation conducts a “Facility Audit” on your operation and assist you in dealing with an inspector.