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Towing Industry

Anticipating ministry changes?

We can help guide you through your next steps,
Zavcor Training Academy has training programs to help meet towing industry needs.
We can evaluate your needs, train your drivers in Schedule 1 inspections and assist in upgrading to AR, DZ and AZ licenses.

Training for Schedule 1 and obtaining the proper licensing are essential components of the recent ministry updates. With the new requirement for all tow trucks to pass through MTO scales, pre-trip (Schedule 1) training has become essential. We offer comprehensive training in our on-site mobile training classroom and in your yard with your equipment. We can conduct training directly at your facility to ensure convenience for your operations.

The listing of changes and requirements for all tow trucks below

Check bottom of page for all new legislation - Useful Links

Conventional 1-ton Wrecker
Suggested License: (unless gross weight exceeds 11,000 kg)
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Class G

  • Allowed to drive any car, van or small truck or combination of vehicle and towed vehicle up to 11,000 kilograms, provided the towed vehicle is not over 4,600 kilograms. A pickup truck towing a house trailer exceeds 4,600 kilograms but the total combined weight of the truck and trailer does not exceed 11,000 kilograms is deemed a Class G.

If weights exceed Class G limits; A Restricted would be your next step

All commercial tow trucks are required to stop at the weigh station. They need to carry Schedule 1 and the Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) from their pre-trip within the vehicle. They are also obliged to use electronic logging devices as required. During an inspection, the truck must comply with the Schedule 1 inspection previously conducted by the driver.

Flatbed empty or with a small car
Suggested license: (unless gross weight exceeds 11,000 kg)

Class G

  • Allowed to drive any car, van or small truck or combination of vehicle and towed vehicle up to 11,000 kilograms, provided the towed vehicle is not over 4,600 kilograms. A pickup truck towing a house trailer exceeds 4,600 kilograms but the total combined weight of the truck and trailer does not exceed 11,000 kilograms is deemed a Class G.

All commercial tow trucks are required to stop at the weigh station. They need to carry Schedule 1 and the Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) from their inspections within the vehicle. They are also obliged to use electronic logging devices as required. During an inspection, the truck must comply with the Schedule 1 inspection previously conducted by the driver.

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If weights exceed Class G limits; D License or A Restricted would be your next step
Flatbed with SUV or larger vehicle
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Class D

  • Allowed to drive a motor vehicle exceeding 11,000 kilograms gross weight or registered gross weight or any truck or combination provided the towed vehicle is not over 4,600 kilograms

  • May also drive G Class vehicle

Suggested license:

All commercial tow trucks are required to stop at the weigh station. They need to carry Schedule 1 and the Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) from their inspections within the vehicle. They are also obliged to use electronic logging devices as required. During an inspection, the truck must comply with the Schedule 1 inspection previously conducted by the driver.

Any towing combination loaded
Suggested License:

Restricted Class A License

You can get a restricted Class A (condition R) license to operate smaller truck-trailer combinations.

With a restricted Class A license, you can also drive:

  • a car or light truck covered by a Class G license

  • heavy trucks covered by the Class D truck license

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If weights exceed glass G limits then AZ Licence would be your next step up

All commercial tow trucks are required to stop at the weigh station. They need to carry Schedule 1 and the Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) from their inspections within the vehicle. They are also obliged to use electronic logging devices as required. During an inspection, the truck must comply with the Schedule 1 inspection previously conducted by the driver.

Heavy Wrecker
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Suggested License:

Class A

  • Allowed to drive any tractor-trailer combination

  • May also drive vehicle in class D and G

*This license covers all equipment*

All commercial tow trucks are required to stop at the weigh station. They need to carry Schedule 1 and the Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) from their inspections within the vehicle. They are also obliged to use electronic logging devices as required. During an inspection, the truck must comply with the Schedule 1 inspection previously conducted by the driver.

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