Canada has a way of diversifying its licenses based on s person’s ability to operate a vehicle. The vehicles as we know, vary in different sizes and weight capacity but the most basic license that everyone begins from is the Class G license.
The Class G license allows people to drive family cars or the usual pick up trucks. This license is not valid for heavier vehicles. If you are considering to handle a heavy-duty vehicle then you need to have a Class D driver’s license.
Many people believe that with a Class D license they can operate the same vehicle but just with a heavier trailer. This is a completely false notion considering the fact every class governs a particular kind of vehicle. The Class D driver’s license is all about larger and heavier tow vehicles and trailers.
According to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, the class D driver’s license can let the drivers operate any motor vehicle or truck that has a combined weight exceeding 11000 kgs and the towed vehicle is not over 4600 kgs.
In order to apply for the Class A or D driver’s license, the applicant must fall under the following requirements:
You can have a class D license till the age of 80 but in order to prove your physical competence till that age, you will have to give a knowledge test as well as a vision test on an interval of every 5 years.
Please see that the medical report has to be completed and performed by a nurse practitioner or family physician, who is licensed to practice in Ontario.
Depending upon your last filed medical report and your age, you will be required to present a medical report. Please note that the ministry will mail the medical report form, about 90 days prior to its due date.
Despite being a commercial driver in the US, the driver will have to comply with the Canadian driving standards and provide a valid medical certificate.