Motor Carriers, Commercial Vehicles and Drivers
Transport Canada's Motor Carrier Division is primarily responsible for facilitating the reduction of fatalities, injuries and crashes involving large commercial trucks and buses in Canada. The Motor Carrier Division works closely with the provinces, territories and industry on rules and regulations governing the safe operation of commercial vehicles, drivers and operators.
Provincial and territorial regulations govern the operation of the commercial bus and truck industry except for the rules and regulations Transport Canada's Motor Carrier Division sets in support of the safe operation of federally-regulated (extra-provincial) motor carriers and commercial vehicle drivers. The federal government only has authority over extra-provincial truck and bus carriers that carry goods or passengers across a provincial or international boundary. We:
Learn more about:
- Electronic logging devices for commercial motor vehicles [PDF 1.1 MB]
- Exemptions under section 16. of the Motor Vehicle Transport Act
- Directive for the Issuance of Exemptions From Regulatory Requirements Pursuant to the Motor Vehicle Transport Act
- Boat Tails
Heavy Truck Speed Limiters:
With the assistance of a federal-provincial steering committee, TC initiated these studies in 2007 to assess the implications of a national heavy truck speed limiter requirement from a safety, environmental, economic and operational perspective.
Safety Management Systems:
The objective of this study was to analyze the applicability of Safety Management Systems (SMS) for the Motor Carrier Industry in Canada and to discuss its relevance and potential benefits to government, industry and the public at large.
- 1-800-333-0371 (long distance, Canada)
- 1-613-998-8616 (Ottawa region and from other countries)