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 three demerit 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.
Factsheet - Updated Rules for Vehicles in Alberta
NOTE for Alberta Carriers Operating in the United States:
Due to system upgrades in August-September 2017 that support data sharing between jurisdictions, issues were found with air brake endorsements being displayed. As a result, there may have been violations received by Alberta Class 1 drivers (while driving in the U.S.) due to the air brake endorsement not being shown on inquiries to Alberta. The issue has since been rectified and will continue to be monitored. If you have any questions or issues with the data displayed as part the carrier profile report, please contact Carrier Services.