18.1 If I am the owner of a business, can I be issued an employee driver’s permit (EDP) for that business?Posted on Jan 13, 2017 in
No. An EDP can only be granted if you will actually be discharged from employment if you are prohibited from driving a work vehicle. As the employer and owner of the business, you cannot discharge yourself. If you have any ownership interest in the business, you cannot be granted an EDP for that business. You may, however, apply for an ignition interlock permit (see question # 17 above).
If you do not actually have any ownership interest in the business yourself, but the business is owned by family or friends, your EDP application for that business will likewise be viewed circumspectly. You must definitively show that you will in fact be discharged from employment if you are prohibited from driving a work vehicle for that business. You may be asked to provide proof of who actually owns the business and additional information when applying for an EDP.