The Province of Alberta, other participating provinces, the Government of Canada, and the commercial transportation industry worked together to develop a uniform national safety standard for commercial carriers called the National Safety Code (NSC). The goal of the National Safety Code (NSC) is to use the 16 Standards developed as a guide in developing uniform commercial transportation safety legislation. This approach promotes uniformity across Canada and helps to ensure that the commercial transportation industry remains safe, viable and is sustainable as possible.
Each jurisdiction has used the National Safety Code (NSC) standards as a guide in drafting their own transportation safety legislation. These standards were first introduced to Alberta carriers in 1988. Under the Federal Motor Transport Act, commercial transportation companies (truck and bus) require a Safety Fitness Certificate (SFC) in order to operate a transportation business.
- Alberta Transportation
- Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)
- Canadian Council of Motor Transport Association (CCMTA)