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Information for Commercial Vehicle Owners

All commercially plated vehicles require an annual Commercial Vehicle Inspection.  Section 19 of the Vehicle Inspection Regulation (AR 211/2006) requires all commercial vehicles to have a valid inspection certificate and decal.  The driver of a commercial vehicle must be able to produce the inspection certificate on the request of an investigator or peace officer.

Annual commercial vehicle inspections are required by all commercial vehicles, as defined by the National Safety Code (NSC): 

  • Trucks, truck-tractors, semi-trailers, trailers and combinations thereof exceeding a registered gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 4,500 kg when operating extra-provincially

  • Trucks, truck-tractors, semi-trailers, trailers and combinations thereof exceeding a registered gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 11, 794 kg when operating intra-provincially

 

Semi annual commercial vehicle inspections are required by all buses, as defined by the National Safety Code (NSC):

  • Buses designed, constructed and used for the transportation of passengers with a designated seating capacity of more than 10 (including the driver), but excluding the operation for personal use.

 

All jurisdictions recognize inspections of each participating province or territory and, except in rare circumstances, will accept the host jurisdiction’s inspection to be equivalent to the inspection mandated by their legislation.

 

For more information, please contact:

Vehicle Safety