1. Heavy Duty Bumpers and Aerodynamic Devices – Exclude heavy duty bumpers and devices from measurement of overall length, as long as they do not extend more than 30 cm beyond the front of trucks or truck tractors (except for B-train configurations). 

2. B-Train Length – Increased the maximum overall length for B-trains, including any load from 25.0 metres to 27.5 metres 

3. Tridrive Exemption – Tridem drive axle group and tridem drive truck tractor configurations are now included in the regulation. 

4. Long Wheelbase Tractor – Increase wheelbase for tractors allowed provided there is a corresponding decrease to the trailer wheelbase. 

5. Auto Carriers – Allows increased dimensions on vehicles that haul multiple vehicles or boats to operate. 

6. Divided Record Authority – Remove requirement for carriers to keep records at their principal place of business. Carriers must still produce all records upon request of a peace officer within 14 days. 

7. Bed/Picker/ Winch Sleeper – Amends regulatory definitions to allow bed trucks, picker trucks, and winch trucks equipped with sleepers to operate on both provincial and municipal roads. AMTA-CRA-PP-23-18 Tridem Drive Steer Axles 

8. Oilfield Steer Axle – Allows bed trucks, picker trucks, and winch trucks with a heavier steering axle to operate. AMTA-CRA-PP-23-18 Tridem Drive Steer Axles 

9. TAC Equipment – Allows a commercial vehicle with a tridem axle group to operate on municipal roads at the same maximum weights that are allowed on provincial roads. 

10. Wide Base Single Tires – Allows trucks (other than tridem drives) and trailers to use wider, single tires, instead of dual tires on provincial and municipal roads. These tires will be allowed to carry equivalent weights of dual tires. AMTA-CRA-PP-05-2015 – Wide Based Single Tires 

11. Hitch Offset – Allows commercial vehicles hauling light trailers or RVs to have a longer hitch offset 

Budget 2021 provides an additional $5 million to help train commercial Class 1 drivers and protect livelihoods.

The work to twin a 19-kilometre stretch of Highway 40 south of Grande Prairie is well underway. AMTA-CRA-PP-28-18 HIGHWAY 40WAPITI BRIDGE TWINNING 

Weight can be an issue with alternatively-powered vehicles like hydrogen trucks.  As manufacturers improve their technology, there are times when axle weight distribution can be a problem when attempting to load up to legal gross vehicle weight (GVW) limits.  To provide flexibility for these novel vehicles, Alberta Transportation has approved a permit option for alternative fuel systems to allow for an extra 1,000 kilograms of weight distributable between the steer and drive axle groups (see this link for permit details; [2]). AMTA-CRA-PP-07-18 Application of Technology on Alberta’s Roads 

Ten highway washrooms will be upgraded to make road trips more convenient and comfortable. BN03-20 Provincial Rest Areas .

Tow truck operators will be allowed to use blue lights to increase their visibility and safety while working on Alberta highways. AMTA-CRA-PP-29-18 Factors in Emergency Vehicle Visibility and Detection.

This was done in Canada to align with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. “Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption from Groendyke Transport, Inc.” Accessed June 23rd, 2022, from https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/notices/2019-08463. AMTA-CRA-PP-04-2021 Amber Brake Activated Pulsating Brake Lights 

Alberta’s government is searching for interested parties to develop up to 18 commercial safety rest areas across the province. BN03-20 Provincial Rest Areas 

The County of Grande Prairie has been advocating for the development of the Hwy 40X SW connector from the Bypass down to highway 40. AMTA-CRA-PP-27-18 GRANDE PRAIRIE TRUCK ROUTE ALTERNATIVE 

Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, with the help of their transportation associations, have both agreed to allow full weights on tandem steer tri drive mixer trucks under permit. AMTA-CRA-PP-03-2017 – Twin Steer Tri-Drive Concrete Trucks 

The tender is for construction to twin 10 kilometres of the highway between the City of Grande Prairie to south of Township Road 700. “As the Grande Prairie region continues to grow, particularly south of the city, residents have had to deal with higher volumes of industrial and commuter traffic. Twinning Highway 40 will not only improve safety for travellers but will support economic growth and job creation in Grande Prairie and northwestern Alberta.” Prasad Panda, former Minister of Transportation