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Alta. carriers face new MVTA threshold

EDMONTON, Alta. - As of Jan. 1, Alberta carriers operating outside the province must obtain a Safety Fitness Certificate (SFC) for vehicles exceeding 4,500 kgs....


EDMONTON, Alta. – As of Jan. 1, Alberta carriers operating outside the province must obtain a Safety Fitness Certificate (SFC) for vehicles exceeding 4,500 kgs.

Previously SFCs were only required for trucks weighing 11,794 kgs or more in Alberta. SFCs will be re-issued at no cost to the carrier, the province has announced.

The new SFCs will display an operating status which will be either federal or provincial. Provincial operating status permits carriers to operate in Alberta only, while the federal operating status allows for operation anywhere in Canada.

Carriers that operate outside their approved jurisdiction will be charged, the province warns. Carriers that wish to change their operating status can do so by downloading a form (available at www.amta.ca) and submitting it to the province.


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