Safety Monitoring

The Manitoba Government promotes the safety of motor carriers on the highways by monitoring their on-road safety performance in three key ways

  • A carrier’s on-road safety performance is monitored using the Carrier Profile System (CPS). The CPS tracks all incidents (convictions, inspections, and accidents) that happen in Canadian jurisdictions.
  • All motor carriers and operators of regulated vehicles are required to have a Safety Fitness Certificate (SFC), which includes the carrier’s safety rating.
  • Manitoba’s Safety Monitoring Framework is used to identify carriers subject to progressive intervention to improve safety performance.
  • The department’s progressive interventions range from warning letters to the prohibition from operating regulated vehicles in Manitoba. Carriers may:
    • receive warnings reminding them of their safety responsibilities
    • be asked to submit a safety plan or action plan for improving their safety performance
    • have their safety rating adjusted
    • be selected for an audit by Motor Carrier Investigations Unit
  • Carriers demonstrating deficiencies in safe operation and compliance with applicable highway safety laws and regulations relating to motor carriers and the NSC standards may be assigned an “unsatisfactory” safety rating.
  • Section 322.1(11) of the Highway Traffic Act prohibits carriers from continuing operations of regulated vehicles in Manitoba when they have been assigned an unsatisfactory safety rating.

These safety monitoring activities fulfil Manitoba’s obligations under the National Safety Code (NSC) for carrier profiles (NSC 7), safety rating (NSC 14), and facility audits (NSC 15).