Pre-Trip Commercial Vehicle Inspections


The new National Safety Code Standard 13: Trip Inspection was completed by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Adminstrators in May 2005.

This new daily vehicle trip inspection standard is intended to ensure early identification of vehicle problems and defects, and to prevent the operation of vehicles with conditions that are likely to cause or contribute to a collision or vehicle breakdown.

Daily vehicle trip inspection is a continuous process designed to protect drivers and to alert carriers of mechanical problems. The general objective of daily vehicle trip inspections is to promote an improved level of safety and compliance in commercial vehicles operating on the highway.

The new standard is composed of: NSC Daily Vehicle Trip Inspection

Nova Scotia amended its current regulations to adopt the new National Safety Code Standard 13 on February 13, 2018.

Nova Scotia's Commercial Vehicle Trip Inspection Regulations can be found at:

For further information on trucking specifics please contact Laurie Hurley, Manager of Training and Outreach  902-397-1196

For further information on bus and motor coach specifics please contact John Penney, Manager of Motor Carrier  902-424-2584