Safety is a major reason for the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s existence. The organization’s Mission Statement underlines this commitment: We provide responsible leadership to our members by:
– Promoting and assisting in the establishment of high standards of safety and compliance for the safety of the public and our stakeholders.
– Providing proven safety management principles.
– Developing and providing training for the motor transport industry to enhance workplace health and the reduction of injuries.
– Advising government on matters concerning the highway transportation industry.
– Offering value added services to increase the profitability of our members.
– Fostering and promoting a professional image of the industry.
– Providing a forum for networking and information sharing within the industry.
Safety Professional (CTSP) designation
In 2018, the AMTA, in partnership with Alberta Transportation and Lethbridge College, developed the Certified Transportation Safety Professional, or CTSP, designation. CTSP recognizes the career progression of safety and compliance professionals within the commercial transportation industry. This is a specialist-level designation that establishes the benchmark for the experience and knowledge required to become a Certified Transportation Safety Professional.
A Certificate of Recognition (COR) is integral to all Alberta carriers. To achieve COR, a carrier must successfully complete all training requirements and its health and safety management system must successfully pass an audit by an external certified auditor. There are WCB premium incentives to employers who reduce their claim costs below predicted targets.