Carriers and commercial vehicle drivers must comply with a range of rules, regulations, and permit requirements that help ensure safety on Alberta's roads.
A commercial carrier is the owner of one or more commercial vehicles that are used to transport goods or passengers or to provide a service. There are more than 25,000 commercial carriers in Alberta operating more than 150,000 vehicles - about 4,000 new carriers enter the commercial transportation industry in the province every year!
There are four classes of commercial driver's licences in Alberta. Each one has different requirements and allows you to drive different types of vehicles. For example, drivers seeking to obtain a Class 1 or Class 2 commercial driver's licence need to first complete Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT), and if you want to drive a school bus, you must take the School Bus Driver Improvement Program to get the necessary 'S' endorsement on your licence.