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Commercial Road Tests

If you are obtaining your commercial driver’s licence, you have come to the right place. At Book Driving Test, we are here to guide you through the booking process, making it as seamless as possible. It is essential to remember that acquiring your commercial driver’s licence is more than just passing a test; it is about developing the skills and knowledge necessary to safely and confidently navigate our roads.

Commercial Classes A, B, C, D, E, and F Road Tests

According to the Class A Manual Transmission Restriction order, from July 1, 2022, to operate Class A/AR vehicles in Ontario, you must pass the road test with a manual transmission vehicle featuring at least eight forward gears with a high-low range. Failure to do so results in a licence restriction, limiting you to automatic or semi-automatic Class A/AR vehicles. This restriction only affects those who completed their Class A/AR road test before July 1, 2022.

Booking The Commercial Road Test

When you have expertise in your driving skills, you can schedule a commercial road test, which is available year-round. The Ministry of Transportation sets the road test fees, which must be paid when booking.
A motor vehicle was considered to have a manual transmission if it had:
  • If you are affiliated with a truck training school and intend to use their vehicle for the road test, the school will arrange the appointment using online block booking information.
  • Please note that if you cannot attend your scheduled road test, you must inform us to cancel at least 48 hours to avoid forfeiting your prepaid road test fee.
  • You can take the commercial road test and the air brake practical test on the same day. When booking, specify if you’d like to take both tests together.
  • Prepaid examination fees remain valid for up to six years from the payment date. Fees not used within this timeframe are non-refundable.

Preparing for Your Class M Road Test

Before starting your commercial road test journey, there are some essential steps and vehicle requirements to consider to ensure success: familiarise yourself with the Official MTO Handbook and the operating manual for the vehicle you will be using during your test. Practice in various locations and times. This includes experiencing highway driving and vehicle reversing.
Your chosen vehicle must meet specific criteria based on the class of the commercial road test:

Full Class A

This category includes truck/tractor combinations where the trailer exceeds a total gross weight of 4,600 kilograms (10,000 lb) and features a full air brake system on both the truck/tractor and the trailer.

Restricted Class A (Class A with Condition R)

This classification applies to truck/tractor and trailer combinations where the trailer exceeds a total gross weight of 4,600 kilograms (10,000 lb) and lacks air brakes.

Class B

This is for buses that accommodate more than 24 passengers.

Class C

Similar to Class B, this includes buses designed for more than 24 passengers.

Z Endorsement (Air Brake)

This applies to vehicles equipped with a full air brake system. It is important to note that the practical test is conducted with a stationary vehicle.

Class F

Similar to Class E, this includes buses or full size vans designed for 10 to 24 passengers.

Class E

Encompasses buses or full size vans with seating for 10 to 24 passengers.

Class D

This class covers trucks with a gross weight or registered gross weight exceeding 11,000 kilograms (24,000 lb) or any truck or combination exceeding 11,000 kilograms (24,000 lb) gross weight or registered gross weight, provided the towed vehicle doesn’t exceed 4,600 kilograms (10,000 lb).
If your vehicle does not meet the requirements for a full Class A, you have two options:
  • Reschedule your road test with an additional fee.
  • Take your road test with a restricted Class A licence (condition R) or a Class A manual transmission restriction rather than a full Class A licence

Scheduling And Arriving On Test Day

  • Arrive 25 to 30 minutes early for check-in.
  • Self-serve is available for Class G2 and Class G road tests only.
  • For other tests, check-in at Counter A is mandatory to prevent delays or cancellations.
  • After check-in, wait at an off site testing location. If the examiner is late, contact the counter A.


  • No pets or other members except the examiner are allowed during the road test.
  • Family, Friends or any other person must wait in a designated area.

Pre-Test Requirements

  • Fulfil mandatory entry-level training for full Class A road tests.
  • Manual transmission with at least eight forward gears and high-low range, good working order, valid inspection stickers, daily inspection report, and schedule.
  • Book the correct test class.

Things to Bring

  • Wheel chocks of Class A and any air brake-equipped vehicle.
  • Time-measuring device.
  • Brake pedal holder.
  • Pushrod stroke measuring device for Class A/D with air brakes.
  • Protective headgear/eyewear, brake adjustment chart, pushrod marking tool.

Following The Road Test

Before commencing your road test, the examiner will outline the test’s conduct. During the road test, the examiner will give clear directions of all of which will comply with legal traffic actions. If you have any inquiries, kindly ask them before initiating your road test.

Z Endorsement (Air Brake Practical Test)

The air brake practical test occurs in a parking lot and lasts around 30 minutes. There are two test versions based on your licence class:
  • Class AZ includes the trailer air brake system.
  • All other classes exclude the trailer air brake system.
For the Air Brake practical test (Z endorsement), bring:
  • Wheel blocks. A stopwatch Knowledge of brake chamber sizes.
  • A brake pedal holder.
  • Equipment for marking pushrods and measuring stroke.
  • Protective headgear and eyewear.
  • A chart of brake adjustment limits
Refer to the Official MTO Air Brake Handbook for additional details. Failing the Air Brake practical test hinders progress to your commercial road test.

Commercial Classes A, B, C, D, E, F Road Tests

During your commercial class road test, you will undertake the following assessments:

Regular Vehicle Inspection

  • Inspect six randomly generated items from the schedule.
  • Demonstrate and describe the inspection process, explain potential defects and detail corrective actions for each item.
  • Point to or touch items per the Official MTO Handbook without explaining potential defects or corrective actions for minor/major defects.

Uncoupling and Coupling For Class A only

  • Safely demonstrate uncoupling and coupling a truck/tractor and trailer.

On-road Driving

  • Navigate various traffic scenarios, including turns, intersections, lane changes, curves, expressway driving, and roadside stop/start.
  • Adhere to traffic laws, signs, and signals, drive responsibly, and wear your safety belt at all times.


  • Perform one backing manoeuvre during the test, choosing from a 90-degree alley dock of the driver’s side, an offset left, or an offset right.
  • Safety is paramount; examiners take precautions to prevent harm to all parties. Failure to demonstrate necessary skills results in test termination, immediate disqualification, and loss of the prepaid road test fee.

At The End Of Road Test

After your road test, the examiner will provide feedback, discuss your performance and indicate whether you have passed for a commercial driver’s licence. Detailed scoring information can be found on the scoresheet’s back.
To pass, you must meet these criteria:
  • Daily Inspection Tests only allowed one error.
  • Uncoupling and Coupling for Class A only are valid up to two total errors for both, with Coupling using no more than five pull-ups.
  • On-road and Backing Skills Tests are valid for up to 30 errors, with backing completed in under 10 minutes.
If you don’t pass, you can reschedule after ten days.