Experts in Commercial Transportation, NSC Compliance and Safety
Our staff member’s knowledge in commercial transportation services help you achieve success in the transportation industry
Experienced in the Transportation Industry
Western Transportation Safety Consulting Ltd., formerly Carrier Consulting Services Inc. We provide transportation services and has been locally owned and operated since 1985.
We offer a wide variety of services to assist those who operate vehicles which require a Safety Fitness Certificate under the National Safety Code.
Services such as prorate processing, fuel tax analysis and reporting, Canada and US operating authorities, log book reviews and reporting, written safety and maintenance programs, driver and vehicle file organization and maintenance, internal audit reviews, NSC audits, new carrier compliance reviews, compliance consulting and training in Hours of Service, Load Securement, Trip Inspections, Weights and Dimensions and Logbook auditing.
National Safety Code (NSC) Audits & New Carrier Compliance Reviews (NCCR)
All carriers regardless of fleet size will be subject to an NSC audit at some time. All new carriers are required to undergo a New Carrier Compliance Review (NCCR) within 9 – 12 months of being approved for a Safety Fitness Certificate (SFC). Failure to meet this requirement will result in your SFC being suspended. Read more
Prorate Services – IRP
Carriers who hold a Federal Safety Fitness Certificate (SFC) and operate in Alberta and other Provinces or States can save time and money by pro-rating their units. Instead of purchasing costly licencing permits with each trip, the Carrier pays the fee at the same time they are registering or renewing their licence plates. Alberta collects the fees and distributes it to the other jurisdictions which allows you to travel into them. Read more
International Fuel Tax – IFTA
Carriers who hold a Federal Safety Fitness Certificate (SFC) and operate units with a GVW of 11797 kg or more, may wish to use the IFTA reporting option. Instead of purchasing costly fuel permits with each trip, a Carrier can track their kms driven into each jurisdiction and report them quarterly. Saving the Carrier time and money. Read More
Safety & Maintenance Programs
Once a Carrier has been approved for their Safety Fitness Certificate (SFC), they are required to obtain a written Safety & Maintenance Program which outlines all the transportation aspects of your company’s operations. Certain policies are mandatory to be written into these programs and are different from an OHS policy in that they pertain specifically to transportation regulations. We can build these programs tailored to suit your specific operations. Read more
NSC Driver Classroom Training
All drivers who operate commercial NSC vehicles are required to undergo additional training. Besides the training that’s required to obtain your commercial operator’s licence, drivers are required to be trained in Hours of Service (Log Books), Trip Inspections, Load Securement and Weights and Dimensions (also known as Safety Laws). Our classroom training can be done at our location or our mobile training can be offered at a location that is suitable for your drivers. Training times can be scheduled at your convenience. Read More
NSC Driver Online Training
All drivers who operate a National Safety Code (NSC) unit are required to have training in Hours of service (Federal or Provincial), Trip Inspections, Load Securement and Weights and Dimensions (Safety Laws). Since drivers are not always available to attend a training class, online training is a fast and efficient way to get your drivers trained. See our online training for these and many more training courses available. Read More
NSC Driver Training Modules
We understand that classroom training is not always convenient or cost effective. We have developed training modules that meet the requirements of NSC regulations. These modules are designed to be used by you either in a classroom setting or drivers can review the modules at their own convenience. Modules are available for Commercial trucks and busses for Provincial and Federal Hours of Service, Trip Inspections, Load Securement and Weights and Dimensions. Training modules can be purchased for a one time fee that can be used for all of your drivers, saving you time and money. Read More
Log Book Monitoring & Reporting
Carriers who hold a Federal Safety Fitness Certificate (SFC) are required to monitor their driver’s logs for accuracy. Proper monitoring consists of reviewing the logs for form and manner violations, also known as visual violations. Checking for fatigue violations such as missing logs, a driver operating over their regulated hours or not taking their proper rest periods. Another requirement is to check for falsification. This is done by comparing the driver’s log to a separate document that has a time, date and location. Written reports of all violations found and any remedial actions taken with the driver are required to be retained on file. Read More
Log Book Auditor Training
Federal regulations require carriers to review their driver’s logs for violations. (Highly recommended for Provincial Carriers) Logs are to be reviewed for form and manner, fatigue and falsification to ensure the driver is adhering to all of the NSC regulations. We offer log book auditing at our location or we can train your staff to be able to audit their logs. Training consists of regulated hours of service as well as what violations to look for, what supporting documents can be used to compare to the logs for falsification and how to write a report of the findings. Training is offered one on one and can be scheduled at your convenience. Read More
New Carrier – Applying for a Safety Fitness Certificate (SFC)
All Carriers who operate a commercial vehicle are required to apply for a Safety Fitness Certificate (SFC). Depending on whether you operate solely in Alberta or operate in other jurisdictions as well will determine the type of SFC you will need to apply for. New Carriers will also need a written safety & maintenance policy, proper driver and unit files, NSC training for drivers, compliance training for safety officers, log book auditing, Prorate and IFTA. Read more
Safety Officer NSC Compliance Training
All NSC carriers are required to appoint a Safety Officer. It is the Safety Officer’s responsibility to ensure that all NSC regulations are being met by staff and that all the equipment is being operated in a safe manner. NSC regulations require specific policies to be in place in a written Safety & Maintenance Program. Specific documents are required to be retained for a certain period of time, follow up procedures need to be in place and although some of the responsibility can be delegated to others, it is ultimately the Safety Officer that is responsible to ensure compliance. Read More
New Driver – Obtaining a Commercial Driver’s Licence
All drivers who operate a commercial NSC unit must go through the MELT Program to be eligible for a Class 1 licence. Besides the mandatory driver licence training, drivers are also required to be trained in Provincial or Federal Hours of Service, Trip Inspections, Load Securement and Weights and Dimensions. We offer a wide variety of training options such as online training, classroom training or if a carrier chooses to offer in-house training, we also offer training modules that can be purchased for a one-time fee to use to train all your drivers. Read more
Western Transportation Safety Consulting Ltd. is strictly an informational transportation services site and is not intended to provide advice to any person or business. The information on this site may contain material and/or forms that Alberta Government Services has changed recently and may not yet be updated. For confirmation of the information and/or forms, please visit the appropriate government website.