Transportation Compliance Centre is a company dedicated to providing the very best services and education to employers and owner-operators nationwide that need to be in compliance with Federal regulations.
National Safety Code (NSC) Audits are a fundamental tool used by Alberta Transportation to measure a carrier’s compliance. Whether you require an audit due to a request from Alberta Transportation or you just want to establish an internal baseline for compliance, we have over 20 years of experience as a Certified Third Party Auditor conducting NSC Audits. Alberta Transportation’s audit tool, Assessment of Regulatory Compliance (ARC) reviews the critical areas of your operation, identifies gaps and issues and provides you with a score. Follow-up consulting within Alberta Transportations protocol is available to improve your compliance score and on road safety.
We are also available to conduct Verification Audits which are conducted to verify the correction actions you have taken as a result of a previous ARC Audit.
Carrier Compliance Reviews
Carriers who have gone through the process of obtaining a Safety Fitness Certificate (SFC) since March 2019 are required to have a Carrier Compliance Review (CCR) conducted within 9 to 12 months of being issued their Safety Fitness Certificate. The CCR must be conducted by a certified Third Party Auditor. Failure to have the Compliance Review conducted within the time frames issued by Alberta Transportation will result in your SFC being suspended until the compliance review is completed.
Why would I want an audit?
A “For Your Eyes Only” NSC audit can help prevent accidents, reduce your exposure to fines and violations and ensure you pass an actual audit. Knowing where you stand compliance wise reduces stress for workers and increases morale and productivity by ensuring employees know exactly what they need to do to remain safe and pass an audit at any time.
Driver files – we are available to assist you with your driver qualification file management. Regulations require a carrier to maintain current and accurate files which must be updated annually.
Vehicle files – we are available to assist you with the set up and maintenance of your vehicle’s files. Having compliant files provides documented evidence you are following your written maintenance program and proves your due diligence.
Safety and maintenance programs – we’ll work with you to develop and implement a written safety and maintenance program which meets legislative requirements. (Note: this is different from an OH&S Policy which addresses different legislation).
Recall systems – monitoring and notification of expiry dates of training documents and upcoming expiring documents. We’ll design a customized reminder system for you to ensure your records are always current and up to date.
HOS / Log Book Auditing
If you are a Federal carrier, the applicable HOS regulation requires you to monitor your drivers HOS records. A pro-active and safety conscious carrier audits records to ensure their drivers are always in compliance and to anticipate any training needs. Accurate and complete log auditing is critical for identifying falsification and avoiding costly fines and driver down time. However, log auditing is a labor intensive and time-consuming process. Outsourcing your log auditing program saves you time and money and keeps you doing what you do best – moving freight.
With the advent of ELD’s, it has become even more critical to ensure drivers are logging all their on-duty time as required. Monitoring their records and providing supporting documentation to verify their accuracy helps prevent fatigue, collisions and costly fines or roadside downtime.