Resources – Commercial carriers

Commercial vehicles must be licensed and operated in accordance with provincial and federal legislation.

Services and information

Certain requirements and exemptions for Alberta-based carriers operating near the Alberta-Saskatchewan border.

Updates about changes to commercial vehicle safety requirements and driver training.

Acts and regulations governing the certification and monitoring of commercial carriers and safety advice resources.

Current security standards and compliance requirements reduce credit card fraud and help protect the security of your data.


The Carrier Services Section of Alberta Transportation is responsible for the coordination and delivery of the National Safety Code (NSC) standards for more than 25,000 bus and truck carriers. All NSC bus and truck carriers are monitored under the Carrier Profile system and may be subject to the Progressive Discipline Program.

Carrier Services ensures all carriers are licensed according to provincial and federal requirements. This involves the application and issuing of Safety Fitness Certificates, as well as the monitoring of carrier safety and maintenance programs. Components of the NSC as implemented in Alberta are reviewed during a facility audit.

The administrative group undertakes additional monitoring of liability, cargo and passenger hazard insurance. This group is responsible for the distribution of the Carrier Profiles and supports the activities of the Registrar and the Alberta Transportation Safety Board.

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The personal information in this website is being collected under section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act for the purpose of Carrier Services email subscription. If you have any questions regarding the collection of this information, please contact Carrier Services at 403-340-5444.


For information about audits, investigations, complaints and intervention actions, contact:
Carrier Compliance
Phone: 403-755-6111
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)

For information about Safety Fitness Certificates, Operating Authority Certificates, Carrier Profiles and other National Safety Code requirements, contact:
National Safety Code/Operating Authority
Phone: 403-340-5444
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)

For information about third party auditor program administration, contact:
Phone: 403-754-1206

Alberta Transportation
Carrier Services
Room 401, 4920 51 Street
Red Deer, Alberta  T4N 6K8