Regulatory

Signs on Vehicles


Taken from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulation AR121/2009, Schedule 1, Sub Section 9
  1. A commercial vehicle shall not be operated on a highway unless at least
    1. The name or logotype of its owner
    2. The weight of the vehicle when it is not carrying a load, and
    3. The licensed maximum gross weight of the vehicle
    are displayed on the left and right sides of the vehicle in letters and numerals of at least 50 millimeters in height.
  2. The information required under subsection (1) to be displayed on the commercial vehicle must be in a contrasting colour to its background so that the information is clearly visible.
  3. A commercial vehicle that is not a school bus shall not be operated on a highway with the words “SCHOOL BUS” or with words or symbols that suggest that the commercial vehicle is a school bus appearing on the body of the vehicle or on a sign attached to the vehicle.
  4. Subsection (1) does not apply to
    1. a bus,
    2. a vehicle that is registered as a Class 2 commercial vehicle under section 77(1) of the Operator Licensing and Vehicle Control Regulation (AR 320/2002) if it is primarily used for farming purposes,
    3. a vehicle that is registered as a Class 2 commercial vehicle under section 77(2)(a) of the Operator Licensing and Vehicle Control Regulation (AR 320/2002),
    4. a commercial vehicle having a licensed maximum gross weight of 4500 kilograms or less,
    5. a vehicle owned by the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta or the government of another province or by a municipality or school board,
    6. a vehicle carrying mail as defined in the Canada Post Corporation Act (Canada) if it bears the insignia or similar identifying mark or name authorized pursuant to the Canada Post Corporation Act (Canada), and
    7. a trailer, unless the trailer is one to which section 101 of the Vehicle Equipment Regulation applies.


    To view the Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulation in its’ entirety, please follow the below link:
    http://www.qp.alberta.ca/574.cfm?page=2009_121.cfm&leg_type=Regs&isbncln=9780779740512