Alberta Carriers - What's on your Carrier Profile?
Alberta Carriers: did you know that any event that involves your NSC vehicle will show on your Carrier Profile?
This includes an event with law enforcement that results in an inspection, or a violation ticket, as well as a collision.
Contact us today to discuss the benefits of monitoring and protecting your carrier profile.
First off - What is a Carrier Profile?
Definition: a Carrier Profile is a measurement of a carrier's on-road performance, and is comprised of a carrier's demographic information, accident record, contraventions, and vehicle inspections.
In Alberta: Alberta's Carrier Profile system is used to consolidate all information collected and can be used by provincial regulators to identify the 5% of carriers who pose the greatest safety risk to other highway users.
NSC Vehicles: If the vehicle operates solely within Alberta and the GVWR exceeds 11,793 KG then this is a Provincially registered commercial vehicle. If the vehicle operates within and outside of Alberta and the GVWR exceeds 4,500 KG then this is a Federally registered commercial vehicle.
Important Note: When the Carrier Profile shows a negative event, such as a speeding ticket, the profile is assigned points and increases the "risk factor" score. The higher the score, the more likely the carrier is to go through an audit or investigation. In addition, a high-risk rating will lead to higher insurance premiums.
Do I Need To Review My Carrier Profile?
The short answer is, YES. If you are a carrier, then you want to ensure you are reviewing your Carrier Profile monthly (it's free in Alberta).
You NEED to be familiar with the different results showing on your Carrier Profile for a number of reasons:
1: Confirm the information showing is accurate.
2: Review all inspections, convictions, collisions and contraventions showing and confirm that you received the original paperwork from the driver (or yourself if you are an owner-operator). You will need to confirm the violation ticket is paid (or under dispute), the repairs required were completed, the collision evaluation was submitted on time, etc.
3: Compare your risk rating number to the monitoring level report (near the end of the carrier profile) to see if you are at risk of entering level 1 monitoring as this could lead to an audit or investigation.
4: Identify areas to improve and implement procedures, policies, training accordingly.
(We are transportation consultants and can help)
Ways to Protect Your Carrier Profile
Important Note: when reviewing your Carrier Profile, you need to pay close attention to the small details, to ensure the information is accurate. Once confirmed accurate, you need to ensure you do everything possible to ensure the negative outcomes do not occur again. You also want to celebrate the positive outcomes, such as a clean CVSA inspection!
Items to Review:
Conviction / CVSA Inspection / Collision / Violation Information
Station License, Safety Rating, and Profile Events
Historical Summary Information
We Understand what it takes to monitor and protect your Carrier Profile. We also understand that you are extremely busy, and may not have time to complete this yourself!
Contact us today if you would like to discuss this process further, or would like us to assist you with your ongoing Carrier Profile monitoring and protection.
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