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Truck Focus Newsletter - November 2021 Edition

Truck Focus Newsletter - November 2021 Edition

Good day! Josh here with Truck Focus. I want to write a quick note to first off say thank you for your ongoing support by subscribing to the Truck Focus Newsletter! Our mission at Truck Focus is simple - to connect transportation industry leaders, to the industry, to help create a pivotal change.

I believe it is important to uplift our industry leaders that are creating a pivotal impact in the lives of those operating within the transportation industry so that they can ultimately be of service to you and your organizations if and when you are in need.

As our industry continues to accept various technologies and integrate systems into our day-to-day operations, it is crucial that we trust the organizations that offer these services. Carrier compliance is one area that can have incredible benefits by integrating trusted systems into our organizations, which is why I am a proud advocate of ComplianceBox.


An expertly designed, easy to use Mobile App, that offers electronic inspections that are automatically risk-rated, to keep your fleet safe, and your employees focused.

Claims Experience Letter (CEL)

As noted in last month’s article, a major challenge when insuring a newly hired driver is the claims experience letter (CEL). Issued by the insurance company, the CEL is an official letter that provides details of a specific policy and is required to prove a driver’s commercial driving experience. Essentially, it is a formal “proof of experience”.

Typically, a CEL will include the policy number, the policy holder, length of time the policy was in effect and any claims made during the term of the policy. Upon request, a CEL can also include specific details about the policy like the different classifications of vehicles insured, which drivers were listed on the policy, and types of commodities hauled by those drivers.

Leibel Insurance Group

Leibel Insurance offers businesses in Canada with a wide range of commercial insurance products that will fit any company’s needs.

In 2019, Alberta’s transportation legislation was changed, largely in response to the tragedy that took place in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. As the public demanded greater transparency and accountability for how motor carriers operated, the Government of Alberta made some significant amendments to outdated processes, which were designed to ensure that drivers and carriers were more prepared to address safety and compliance as well as being competent to operate on Alberta’s roadways.

The biggest of the implemented processes was Mandatory Entry-Level Training or MELT. This was designed to ensure drivers were competent behind the wheel of Class 1 vehicles and has been the one largely spoken about.

The second process that was implemented was the abolition of Temporary Safety Fitness

Certificates and the requirement that all Safety Fitness Certificates were set to renew on a prescribed frequency. As a Safety Fitness Certificate is in essence, a driver’s license for a

carrier, it’s important we discuss what the new process is, how it impacts existing carriers, and how to ensure you remain on top of it.

Safety Fitness Certificates

When the new expiry-date SFCs came into existence, the Government of Alberta enacted legislation that required all SFCs issued prior to March 1, 2019, to automatically expire on February 28, 2022.

WCB Claim Did Not Go Your Way?

Recently I had the opportunity to be a part of Episode #41 of the Truck Focus Podcast. If you haven’t heard it yet, make sure to check it out.

In the discussion, I touched on what you should do when a decision doesn’t go your way in a WCB claim. Many of us get frustrated and this frustration comes out as we talk to WCB; specifically, the person managing the claim.


Specialists in WCB Training & Courses.

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