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Commercial Transportation

Transportation plays a key role in moving goods and people across Alberta. Through monitoring and enforcing safety standards, Alberta Transportation aims to keep the province's highways safe for all road users.

The information in this section deals with all aspects of operating standards, inspections, and national codes for commercial vehicles, transportation of dangerous goods, road restrictions and bans as well as rail safety.

Alberta's new Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulation will come into effect on July 1, 2009, as will changes to the Vehicle Equipment Regulation. The changes are necessary to ensure Alberta regulations are consistent with current Canadian and North American standards. The new and amended rules are the result of an extensive consultation with commercial vehicle stakeholders including industry, municipal, and safety organizations.

Effective January 1, 2016 the penalty for distracted driving in Alberta will increase to $287.

Upon conviction of an offence that occurred on or after January 1, 2016 drivers will receive 3 demit points on their Drivers Abstract and Commercial Driver Abstract.

Upon conviction of an offence that occurred on or after January 1, 2016 carriers operating commercial vehicles regulated under Alberta’s National Safety Code Program, 3 points will be applied to distracted driving violations displayed on their Carrier Profile Reports.

For more information, visit transportation.alberta.ca .

New Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulation

New Vehicle Equipment Regulation

Factsheet - Updated Rules for Vehicles in Alberta

Frequently Asked Questions

Read more about commercial vehicle safety compliance in Alberta - Education Manual

Commercial Driver Abstracts Information

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