EDMONTON, Alta. — Alberta carriers operating under the National Safety Code (NSC) program will be monitored for collisions as of Apr. 1.
Already, carriers are monitored for convictions, violations and CVSA inspections on a Carrier Profile system. However, the province has announced it will begin tracking collision statistics as well, and will use that information in evaluating a carrier’s on-road safety performance.
If a carrier’s collision history suggests it poses a safety risk to the public, Alberta Transportation will intervene. Carriers will have the option to request an evaluation of any collisions believed to be non-preventable and if the department agrees it was an unpreventable accident, no disciplinary action will be taken. The carrier can initiate the collision evaluation at any time by completing an application and sending it to: Manager of National Safety Code and Operating Authority at 401, Provincial Building, 4920 – 51 Street, Red Deer, AB, T4N 6K8, phone 403-340-5021, fax 403-340-4811.
The Alberta Motor Transport Association will administer the evaluations on behalf of the Department of Transportation. An application fee will be charged for each evaluation. For more information about the evaluation process, visit www.trans.gov.ab.ca or contact Carrier Services at 403-340-5021.
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