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National Safety Code (NSC)
The National Safety Code (NSC) is a set of 16 standards developed by the member jurisdictions of CCMTA in consultation with the motor carrier industry to ensure road safety and facilitate safe and efficient movement of people and goods across Canada. All commercial vehicles have to meet the National Safety Code’s (NSC) performance standards brought in by all Canadian jurisdictions to ensure vehicles are driven safely across the country. They apply to carriers and drivers that operate:
Long Combination Vehicles (LCV)
LCV’s are an effective vehicle configuration for the province of Saskatchewan. Moving almost twice as many goods using one truck, LCV’s address the driver shortage and environmental concerns plaguing the trucking industry.
- Harmonization of Special Permit Conditions for Operation of Turnpike Double Long Combination Vehicles in Western Canada
- Harmonization of Special Permit Conditions for Operation of Rocky Mountain Double Long Combination Vehicles in Western Canada
- Permit for Saskatchewan—Permit Conditions for EEMV/LCV Term Permit
- Task Force on Vehicle Weights and Dimensions Policy—Heavy Truck Weight and Dimension Limits for Interprovincial Operations in Canada
Hours of Service
The Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service regulations govern the working hours of anyone operating a commercial vehicle. In Saskatchewan there are provincial hours of service for provincially regulated carriers, and federal hours of service for federally regulated carriers. For carriers driving in the U.S. there are US Hours of Service to follow. It is important to beware of the differences between regulations.
- Provincial Regulations--Commercial Vehicles Hours of Service Regulations
- SGI Driver’s Guide to Hours of Service—Provincial Guide & Federal Guide
- Federal Regulations—Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations
- U.S. Regulations—Hours of Service
- Government of Canada—Electronic Logging Devices
- NSC Standard 9—Hours of Service
Air Brake Manual & Exam
You must have an Air brake endorsement on your driver’s licence to drive a vehicle equipped with an air brake system.
SGI Commercial Learners License & Exam
Upgrading your Class 5 driver’s license to any commercial class of license involves multiple steps you will need to follow. This can all be done through SGI.
Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT)
Drivers seeking a Class 1 commercial licence must first complete Saskatchewan’s mandatory entry-level training (MELT). MELT consists of 121.5 hours training.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
The goal of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations is to reduce the danger posed by these goods during their handling and transport. All handling, offering for transport or transporting dangerous goods must be carried out in compliance with these Regulations.
- Purchase Transporting Dangerous Goods by Truck Book
- Transport Canada TDG Regulations
- Dangerous Goods Transportation Act, SK
As a professional driver, it is critical your load is secured properly. The Canadian Council of Motor Transportation Administrators supplies information about National Safety Code (NSC) cargo securement standards. These standards outline the specific requirements for securing loads to commercial vehicles to make sure they don’t shift, move or spill onto the roadway.
The daily vehicle trip inspection is intended to ensure early identification of vehicle problems and defects, and to prevent the operation of vehicles with conditions that are likely to cause or contribute to a collision or vehicle breakdown. This applies to all motor carriers and drivers operating commercial vehicles as defined in the NSC
Weights and Dimensions
Don’t overload the road! Saskatchewan carriers are responsible to know allowable weights, special restriction, maximum gross weights, bridge clearances and more.
Empowering Women with Transportation Industry Skills
Women Shifting Gears
The STA, YWCA Saskatoon and Saskatchewan Ministry of Immigration and Career Training have launched a pilot-program to encourage more woman to participate in the trucking industry.