The National Safety Code (NSC) applies to all people responsible for the operation of commercial vehicles on the road. These vehicles include trucks, buses, power units and trailers.
The NSC safety standards apply to:
- All vehicles registered in Class A, C or D with a registered gross vehicle weight (GVW)1 of 11,794 kg or more or of 5,000 kg or more if travelling to other jurisdictions.
- All commercial or business use vehicles registered in Class LV with a registered GVW of 11,794 kg or more or 5,000 kg or more if travelling to other jurisdictions.
- All vehicles registered in Class PB, PS or PC with a seating capacity of more than 10 persons including the driver.
- All vehicles registered in Class F with a registered GVW of 5,000 kg or more if travelling to other jurisdictions.
The NSC standards also include criteria to determine if a driver is medically fit to drive. For information about medical requirements, visit the medical conditions page.
For more information regarding standards, visit the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators website for a list of NSC standards.
Note: In Saskatchewan, some exemptions apply.