COVID-19 response

The Government of Alberta has taken additional steps to support commercial carriers as they continue to provide critical deliveries during the COVID-19 response.

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For more information, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

Expiring motor vehicle documents

The Government of Alberta has enacted a Registrar’s Exemption to extend the expiry date of select motor vehicle documents from March 17, 2020 until midnight on May 15, 2020.

This exemption applies to the following documents:

  • operator’s licences
  • certificates of registration, including registrations obtained through International Registration Plan
  • licence plates
  • Operating Authority Certificates
  • Safety Fitness Certificates
  • permits
  • validation tabs for licence plates

Health guidelines

All commercial carriers and drivers, whether they cross provincial, territorial or the Canada-United States (U.S.) border, are being encouraged to follow comprehensive sanitation and health protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Government of Alberta recommends all commercial drivers travelling to or returning home from the United States or elsewhere in Canada:

  • Self-distance and avoid standard greetings, such as shaking hands.
  • Regularly disinfect vehicles and any shared surfaces, inside and out, with antimicrobial disposable wipes or bleach solution.
  • Wash hands whenever you stop for fuel, food or other reasons.
  • Stay away from public places or large gatherings.
  • Have enough food and water supplies so you can self-isolate on route if needed.
  • Monitor your health, taking appropriate action should you feel ill at home or in another jurisdiction.
  • Self-isolate on days off.
  • Self-declare to dispatch and to 811 or a health care practitioner, if you have come in contact with anyone who has COVID-19, and follow the instructions provided.

You can also download the new mobile Babylon healthcare app to check COVID-19 symptoms and access other medical information.

Hours of service

Federal carriers

Carriers that cross provincial, territorial or the Canada-U.S. borders are required to follow federal requirements for hours of service  (PDF, 3.6 MB).

Carriers must not request, require or allow a driver to drive if their faculties are impaired by fatigue to the point where it is unsafe for the driver to drive.

Provincial carriers

At this time, you required to follow the provincial Hours of service and fatigue management

Contact

Permitting Questions: Compliance.info@gov.ab.ca

Driver Program Questions: trans.driver.prog@gov.ab.ca

International Registration Plan: prorate@gov.ab.ca