Aims to ensure commercial drivers, vehicles are safe on the road
The Government of Alberta is looking for feedback on commercial transportation rules and how they can be improved to ensure that drivers are safe on the road.
“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,” said Ric McIver, minister of transportation.
The review is aimed at ensuring that commercial drivers and vehicles from the 25,000 commercial carriers in the province can operate safely. It will cover Alberta’s two-tier hours of service system, the adoption of electronic logging devices (ELDs) and the implementation of a National Safety Code Standards.
Vehicle weights and dimensions and the province’s overall regulatory environment will also be up for review, but the requirements for mandatory entry-level training for Class 1 and 2 drivers will remain intact.
“Feedback gathered will be used to develop a broad range of options to improve transportation regulation efficiency and safety,” said the government.