Alberta carriers face new MVTA threshold

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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 in January 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 ny downloading a form (available at and submitting it to the province.

For more information on Alberta’s NSC program and operating status, visit , place your cursor over “Commercial Operations” and select “Bus/Truck Certificates and Monitoring”. If you require further assistance, contact Carrier Services at (403) 340-5444.

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