The Government of Alberta is reviewing regulations for the commercial transportation industry to reduce red tape and remove redundant regulations on job creators.

Albertans can have their say on commercial transportation rules, and how they can be improved, through an online survey from February 18 to March 18.

As part of its review, government will also work directly with commercial trucking, bus and service companies to ensure the rules focus on safety while reducing red tape. The review will cover use of electronic logging devices, hours of service rules and Alberta’s implementation of National Safety Code Standards. The review is not looking at changes to requirements for mandatory entry level training for Class 1 and 2 drivers.

“Our government is working to reduce costs on job creators and encourage new and existing businesses to get Albertans back to work. We want to make sure that the rules in place actually keep the roads safe and do not just put up more barriers to creating jobs. Working directly with trucking, bus, and service companies to review our road rules and regulations will let us hear directly from Albertans and businesses about how we can reduce costs and create jobs.”

Ric McIver, Minister of Transportation

“Hearing from the people who work right in the trenches is an important step to identifying where our government can cut time and money saving red tape. I commend Minister McIver for taking this thoughtful approach to removing redundant regulations for trucking, bus and service companies that will ultimately create jobs and get more Albertans back to work.”

Grant Hunter, Associate Minister of Red Tape Reduction

Updating Alberta’s commercial transportation regulations is part of the government’s commitment to reduce red tape.

Quick facts

  • The regulation of commercial carriers is a shared responsibility between the federal, provincial and territorial governments. The purpose of this oversight is to ensure that commercial drivers and vehicles are safe to operate on the road.
  • The Government of Alberta oversees more than 25,000 commercial carriers in the province.