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By displaying a pre-shift inspection electronically am I COR and Canadian / USA DOT compliant?

By Art Maat | Last updated: April 22, 2016
Presented by Nektar Data Systems

In an effort to improve traffic safety and reduce collisions, the Alberta Government requires that all those who have commercial vehicles that transport goods, people, or other modes of transportation must have an Alberta Safety Fitness Certificate from the Registrar in compliance with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Certificate and Insurance Regulations.

The owner must designate someone who is responsible for implementing and maintaining the safety program as well as ensuring compliance with the safety laws as outlined in (CVSR), AR 121/2009.

In jurisdictions like Alberta, Canada, the registrar accepts a trip inspection report in a legible electronic form as fulfilling section 12(3)(b) of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulation (CVSR), AR 121/2009. The carrier must ensure that the electronic trip inspection report form that they use covers all specifications laid out in the CVSR. It must also receive the approval of the Registrar.


If a peace officer or any representative of the Registrar requests it, a driver must produce his up to date daily inspection report. This report must be legible from outside the vehicle.

If he is requested to do so, the driver who has a daily inspection report or an under-vehicle inspection repo11 must provide a printed or a handwritten copy signed by the driver and also a printed copy of his schedule.

The peace officer or representative of the Registrar may, if he chooses to do so, allow the driver to fax the required documents.

All drivers who hold an Alberta Safety Fitness Certificate are expected to comply with the safety regulations. However, the Registrar exempts persons from the signature requirement under section 12 (4) (h) of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulation.

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Written by Art Maat | President & CEO

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In his founding role as President & CEO of Nektar Data Systems Art is responsible for supervising the products and services that the company offers. His area of expertise centers around the evangelism of industry best practices for data and asset management initiatives. He actively consults executive and operations level management of customer and partner companies.

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