HOLD ON! You Just Might Not Need that Emissions Test

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The NEW DriveOn Vehicle Inspection Program will be rolling out soon!

Did you know....
You can now Renew your COMMERCIAL Plates ON-LINE!

" Hey Alexa, Where is GMP Mobile Emissions


Commercial Annual Inspections program replacing the "old" Yellow Sticker should be launching January - February 2024, This SHOULD put a lot of "lick n stick" shops out of buisness.... check back for more info,



GMP Mobile DriveOn Emissions Inspections do more than just tick the box for environmental responsibility.

Maintaining safety and compliance in your fleet is like steering through a roadmap filled with evolving safety practices and Ontario regulations. One major milestone on this journey is the DriveOn Emissions inspection. While not universally required for every vehicle, these checks are pivotal in bolstering your fleet’s overall operational efficiency.

A DriveOn Emissions Inspection, is your fleet’s environmental report card. It’s a test performed on a vehicle’s engine to determine the volume and type of pollutants it’s emitting. The process involves measuring the amount of pollutants released from the exhaust pipe when the vehicle is in operation. Regular Emissions checks offer a window into your fleet’s vehicle engine performance, alerting you to inefficiencies or wear and tear before they escalate into costly repairs.

While the specific vehicles requiring DriveOn Emissions Inspections can vary by Manufactures date, generally, all diesel-powered vehicles — trucks, vans, and buses—are included **GVWR over 4500 kg**

DriveOn Emissions Inspections are not just about dodging legal penalties. For fleet operators, they play a crucial role in optimizing fleet operations. Here are 4 ways DriveOn Emissions Inspections help fleets:

  • Improved fuel efficiency: DriveOn Emissions Inspections help to ensure your engines are running clean and lean, leading to better fuel savings. Plus, these inspections often catch maintenance issues early on, saving you from pricey repairs down the road.
  • Compliance and brand reputation: Keeping up with DriveOn Emissions Inspections demonstrates your commitment to environmental responsibility and regulatory fleet compliance. It safeguards your brand reputation, showing customers, employees, and the public that your business operates responsibly and cares for the environment.
  • Cost management and maintenance: DriveOn Emissions Inspections serve as proactive maintenance, alerting you to potential issues before they escalate. Regular DriveOn Emissions inspections enable you to address any issues quickly to help reduce major breakdowns and expensive repairs.
  • Regulatory compliance: Rules around DriveOn Emissions Inspections can change at any time. Staying informed lets you tweak your fleet operations as needed, keeping penalties and Fines at bay.

As a fleet manager, you’re not just overseeing vehicles– you’re managing a significant portion of your organization’s  resources. DriveOn Emissions Inspections might seem like an environmental duty at first, but they are intricately linked with the operational efficiency and financial health of your fleet. Understanding the DriveOn Emissions inspection process, its frequency, and what to do when a vehicle fails a DriveOn Emissions Inspection, can help minimize downtime and avoid unnecessary expenses.

Regular DriveOn Emissions Inspection also ensure that your fleet is performing at its peak, which can save you from pricey repairs and boost the lifespan of your vehicles. And remember, you don’t have to navigate this alone.

Predictive and preventative maintenance add-ons for SPG tracking devices can help alert or remind fleet managers when a DriveOn Emissions Inspection is due or appropriate. 

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the DriveOn Program 

 reach out to our team at DriveOn 1-888-420-2110 today!

For Mobile Service we can be reached at Gerald 416-259-0945 or Mark 905-815-7284


A Lot of questions asked about this new DriveOn Program and LOTS of “FALSE” Rumours.

Inspection stations can purchase the new DriveOn Tablet only for inspections or purchase both Tablet AND Emissions inspection equipment for a lot more money to perform both. It is NOT mandatory to purchase BOTH. You can continue performing inspections and if the vehicle requires emissions testing you can still use your current mobile facility to perform this task saving you added expense from buying more equipment and stinking out your shop causing employees to go home early.

Unfortunately The new vehicle inspection program is delayed and will be announced shortly. 

When the New Vehicle Inspection Program rolls out and you decide to participate you will have till the End of 2023 to join and purchase the new tablet, otherwise you will no longer be able to perform annual inspections on commercial vehicles.

The ONLY thing that will change is the Yellow Sticker and the book! EVERYTHING else regarding the inspection stays the same. You will perform your inspection the same way you have done for years, then when its time to get the Annual Sticker…. You will be using the NEW TABLET instead of the Annual book we currently use, the same information is entered and a picture or two to prove the equipment is present at time of inspection then you print the New Annual Inspection Decal (with a new fancy QR Code) and attach it to the Vehicle, You will NOT be able to Back Date the inspection, when the sticker is printed it means this date and time this vehicle is 100% safe for the road.

What if the vehicle has already been inspected out of province? No Problem, just enter the required information into the tablet and done!

And, Just to be clear, NO YOU DO NOT have to do your Emissions Test at the same time as your annual, some companies prefer to have annuals and emissions done at different dates to save time, money and other logistical reasons.


It really is simple.

Will it Pass?

Great Question, I get asked this a LOT,

(If your DIESEL Vehicle GVWR is UNDER 4500 KG you can stop reading and go get your sticker).

If you see black smoke coming out the exhaust pipe when you snap the throttle, good chance you may fail the emissions test.

If there is continuous smoke, (not steam), coming from the exhaust while the engine is at operating temp and in neutral or park it will be an automatic fail.

2023 Diesel Vehicles Do not require emission testing for renewal or change of ownership.

2017 – 2023 only require emissions testing when replacing plates, change of ownership information or change of GVWR weight.

2007 – 2016 Medium Trucks like Dodge pickup, Ford F350, Chev 3500  Diesel Vehicles with a GVWR 4500 kg to 6350 kg require 2 tests, the Opacity Snap test and OBD test,  MONITORS MUST BE READY AND NO ENGINE LIGHT on.

2006 and Older with a GVWR 4500 to 6350 kg only require Snap Tests (No OBD Test Required) 

If you remove – modify or program for performance any emissions components chances are your vehicle will fail.

Damaged or missing DPF are popular items failing trucks. If your truck HAS a DPF and you see black smoke it’s a good chance your DPF is Damaged.

Questions? Give me a call 416-259-0945.

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