Safety Fitness Certificates

All operators of public service vehicles (PSV) and commercial trucks (CT). that have a registered gross vehicle weight of 4,500 kilograms and higher are required to obtain a Safety Fitness Certificate.

All new operators are required to complete a Safety Fitness Certificate application, providing full disclosure of previous operating names and jurisdictions in which they may have previously conducted business. The applicant will be screened by the department to ensure that there are no outstanding safety sanctions in place in Manitoba or elsewhere. Upon meeting the eligibility criteria, a Safety Fitness Certificate will be issued to the applicant. The applicant will be unable to renew their CT or PSV plated vehicles unless the Safety Fitness Certificate has been issued.

Subsequent annual renewals will correspond with the carrier's vehicle registration cycle, and will be mailed to operators approximately six weeks prior to expiry. Eligible carriers require only one Safety Fitness Certificate, regardless of fleet size.

All operators of PSV and CT plated vehicles will be monitored for their safety performance by Manitoba Infrastructure (MI) using information from various sources (accident reports, roadside inspection reports and driving related safety convictions).

The enabling legislation for this initiative is the Highway Traffic Act, Section 290 (2.2) and 290 (2.3).

The goal of this initiative is to ensure that only the safest operators are granted the privilege of operating on Manitoba's highways. The beneficiaries of the program are the motor carrier industry and ultimately, all road-users

For an application, please visit one of the following links:

For more information on Safety Fitness Certificates contact:

Commercial Vehicle Safety & Permits
Unit C - 1695 Sargent Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3H 0C4
Telephone: (204) 945-5322