More Alta. Fleets Require Certificates

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EDMONTON, Alta. – Alberta Transportation is lowering the weight threshold for carriers who must obtain a Safety Fitness Certificate under the province’s National Safety Code (NSC) program. As of May 1, carriers operating commercial vehicles weighing 11,794 kg (26,000 lbs) will be required to obtain the certificate, bringing the province more in line with other provinces. Currently, only vehicles weighing 18,000 kg or more require the Certificate.

Carriers operating vehicles weighing 11,794 kgs. or more must now: obtain an Alberta Safety Fitness Certificate; require and inspection of the vehicle under the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program; and ensure their safety and maintenance plans include policies and procedures for vehicles weighing more than 11,794 kgs and their drivers; among other things. For more information, contact Wayne Lilley of the NSC at 403-340-5021.

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