Commercial Fleet Registration in Chestermere

GoldKey Registry has the experience you need to help you feel heard through your commercial fleet registration in Chestermere

Chestermere Commercial Vehicle Registration & Fleet Services at GoldKey Registry

If you’re looking for commercial vehicle plates or commercial fleet registration in Chestermere, come to GoldKey Registry. We offer a full range of commercial vehicle registration services for Chestermere’s businesses. Whether it’s your first time registering a commercial vehicle or have a whole commercial fleet, we can help. Our registry is proud to offer true small town customer service combined with exceptional professionalism and years of experience.

GoldKey has the experience you need to help you feel heard through your commercial fleet registration in Chestermere. With our combined employee knowledge, well have well over 50 years of experience in commercial vehicle plates and commercial fleet registration services in Chestermere. We are committed to friendly and fast service, so you can get out on the road faster with your commercial fleet. Beyond commercial vehicle registration in Chestermere, we also offer a wide range of services. Need to get your commercial vehicle plates or handle commercial vehicle registration in Chestermere? We can help!

Read More: Navigating Commercial Fleets in Alberta: A Business Owner’s Guide

Check out our website for more information about our services or keep reading to learn more about the process in Chestermere.

Get Your Commercial Vehicle Plates & Registration in Chestermere

All vehicles used commercially must have commercial plates and be registered as a commercial vehicle in Chestermere. Generally, a commercial vehicle is anyone that transports people or goods or is used for work purposes.In layman’s terms, commercial fleet registration in Chestermere is a necessity for your business vehicles – whether those are sedans to do small deliveries, vans or trucks for transporting materials, or buses to carry multiple passengers at once. Commercial vehicle plates must be acquired through a registry, and GoldKey Registry Ltd. is the best for fast and friendly service

If you’re not sure if your vehicle requires commercial plates, give us a call at 403-934-5959.

Classes of Commercial Vehicles

Need Commercial Vehicle Plates in Chestermere? Understanding Class 1 Classifications:

Class 1 commercial plates are issued in Chestermere for vehicles transporting owned goods, non-owned goods for compensation, or passengers. If your vehicle falls under any of the Class 1 sub-classes listed below, you’ll need to obtain the appropriate commercial vehicle plates. Here’s a breakdown of the Class 1 sub-classes:

Sub-Class Purpose
1-51
School bus
Permits licencing of school buses carrying students and/or teachers to and from school and/or school events.
1-52
Public service bus
Permits licencing of buses carrying 11 passengers or more including driver on a public service basis within Alberta.
1-52p
Public service bus Prorated
Permits licencing of buses carrying 11 passengers or more including the driver on a prorated public service basis in Alberta and at least one other jurisdiction.
1-55
Taxi
Permits licencing of vehicles carrying 15 or less passengers (including the driver) for monetary purposes.
1-56
Truck rental
Permits licencing of trucks, vans, buses and other vehicles (excluding passenger vehicles) for rental purposes.
1-56c
Car rental
Permits licencing of vehicles (excluding trucks) designed to carry less than 15 passengers, including the driver for rental purposes.
1-56p
Rental vehicle Prorated
Permits licencing of trucks, vans, buses and other vehicles (excluding passenger vehicles), traveling in Alberta and at least one other jurisdiction for rental purposes.
1-60
Exempted goods for hire within Alberta
Permits licencing of pilot/trail vehicles and other vehicles that are operated province wide and transport exempted goods of someone other than the registered owner.
1-60p
Exempted goods for hire Prorated
Permits licencing of pilot/trail vehicles and other vehicles that are operated within Alberta and at least one other jurisdiction and transport exempted goods of someone other than the registered owner.
1-61
General merchandise for hire within Alberta
Permits licencing of vehicles that are operated province wide and transport the general merchandise of someone other than the registered owner.
1-61p
General merchandise for hire Prorated
Permits licencing of vehicles that are operated within Alberta and at least one other jurisdiction and transport the general merchandise of someone other than the registered owner.
1-tlr
Commercial trailers – transporting someone else’s goods
Permits licencing of trailers that operate province wide and transport exempted goods of someone other than the registered owner.
1-tow
Driveaway/towaway – not towed by registered owner
A 1-tow plate is placed on a vehicle that is being towed for the purpose of saving on drivers and/or fuel. The registered owner of the towing vehicle cannot own the vehicle being towed.

Understanding Class 2 Requirements for Existing Commercial Vehicle Plates in Chestermere:

Class 2 regulations apply to some existing commercial vehicles with plates operating in Chestermere. These vehicles can transport goods within 10 kilometers of their registered address or conduct specific industry services. If you’re unsure if your existing commercial vehicle plates comply with Class 2 regulations, our GoldKey Registry staff can help. Here are the sub-classes for Class 2 commercial vehicles in Chestermere:

Sub-Class Purpose
2-58
Farm vehicles
Permits licencing of vehicles for clients who have been approved by Alberta Agriculture for their Alberta Farm Fuel Benefit Program.
2-59
Transporting own goods/private buses
Permits licencing of vehicles that operate within a restricted area and transport the registered owner’s own goods.
2-60
Exempted goods for hire
Permits licencing of vehicles that operate within a restricted area and transport the exempted goods of someone other than the registered owner.
2-61
General merchandise for hire
Permits licencing of vehicles that operate within a restricted area and transport the general merchandise of someone other than the registered owner.

 

Class 3 and Commercial Vehicle Plates in Chestermere:

Class 3 commercial plates are for commercial vehicles registered to and operated by municipalities, governments, hospitals, and school boards. Class 3 plates cannot be used to transport goods for compensation.

If you’re not sure which class your commercial vehicle falls under, our GoldKey Registry staff can help. We’ll get you the right registration and commercial plates for your Chestermere fleet.

Commercial Vehicle Registration in Chestermere

Need to register your commercial vehicle and get the proper plates in Chestermere? We can help! Give us a call at 403-934-5959 or Visit our office for expert assistance with your commercial vehicle registration in Chestermere. Our team will ensure you have all the necessary paperwork to register your vehicle and obtain the correct commercial vehicle plates.

What do you need to register a commercial vehicle in Chestermere?

You may need the following to register a commercial vehicle in Chestermere:

  • Gross Vehicle Weight
  • VIN
  • Safety Fitness Certificate
  • Operating Authority Certificate
  • Commercial Vehicle Inspection Certificate
  • Details on your operations, such as if you will be driving out of Alberta and what type of goods you will be transporting

Exactly what you’ll need will depend on the type of commercial vehicle and your business.

How much does commercial vehicle registration cost in Chestermere?

If you only operate within Alberta, commercial vehicle registration in Chestermere usually costs between $82 and $3461 a year. The cost of commercial vehicle registration in Chestermere may vary due to a variety of different factors, such as vehicle usage, its weight, if you transport passengers, whether the goods you are hauling belong to you or another party, and so on. If your operations involve crossing provincial or international borders in a vehicle over 4500 kilograms, your vehicle registration must be prorated. 

Prorated Commercial Vehicle Registration in Chestermere

Prorated commercial vehicle registration is the process of calculating registration fees and taxes for multiple jurisdictions. GoldKey Registry offers prorated commercial vehicle registrations to Chestermere businesses.

To be eligible for prorated registration, your commercial vehicles must travel outside of Alberta. Prorated commercial vehicle registration fees are calculated by the percentage of the total distance travelled in each jurisdiction. Alberta Transportation’s Prorate Services processes all applications for prorated registrations and provides the business with a Fee Notice.

GoldKey Registry can collect the amounts specified on the Fee Notices and can issue the necessary plates, validation tabs, prorate registration and cab card. The cab card indicates the provinces and/or states in which travel has been approved and fees have been paid.

Factors Affecting the Cost of Commercial Vehicle Registration in Chestermere

These factors affect the cost of commercial vehicle registration in Chestermere:

  • How the vehicle is used
  • What the vehicle is transporting
  • If you’re hauling goods belonging to others or not
  • If you transport passengers and if so, how many
  • If you’re leaving the province or country
  • Weight of the vehicle

Some goods and vehicles with permanently mounted equipment are exempt or eligible for discounts. Please contact us for more details.

Simplify Your Fleet Vehicle Registration in Chestermere with Our Permanent Fleet Program

Managing a fleet of commercial vehicles requires streamlined processes. Our Permanent Fleet Program simplifies fleet vehicle registration in Chestermere for businesses with at least 10 commercial vehicles registered as a single fleet.

If you qualify for the Chestermere Permanent Fleet Program, you:

  • Can renew your commercial vehicles quarterly, semi-annually, or annually
  • Can choose your expiry date from one of the following, regardless of your last name or the name of your business, as long as your registration fees are over $500 per year:
    • March 31
    • June 30
    • September 30
    • December 31
  • Can group your commercial vehicles into separate fleets and have each fleet expire at a different date (remember, you must have at least 10 commercial vehicles in each fleet)

Keep In mind that no registration can be released if it is less than one full quarter (3-month term). A portion of a month (15 calendar days or more) will be considered a full month.

For more details about our Permanent Fleet Program and how it can simplify your fleet vehicle registration in Chestermere, contact GoldKey Registry!

Wondering How to Renew Your Chestermere Permanent Fleet Vehicle Registration?

Renewing your permanent commercial vehicle fleet in Chestermere is a straightforward process. You’ll receive two copies of your fleet vehicle registration renewal in the mail: one for your records and another for completing the renewal.

Once you receive the renewal paperwork, you must:

  • Confirm all commercial vehicle information is correct.
  • Indicate all vehicle additions, deletions and/or modifications.
  • Ensure the address is correct.
  • Bring in the paperwork to GoldKey Registry and pay the associated fees.

If you have any questions regarding your fleet vehicle registration in Chestermere, our friendly staff is happy to assist you. Feel free to call us at 403-934-5959 or visit our office to speak with a registry representative.

Permanent Commercial Fleet Inventory in the Chestermere Permanent Fleet Program

Any commercial vehicles enrolled in the permanent fleet program receive a fleet tab, which replaces the year tab on your commercial license plate. The tab is black with the words “FLEET PR.” You do not replace this tab. Month tabs are not issued for permanent fleet vehicles.

If you already have commercial plates for your vehicle(s), you do not have to surrender them. Simply put the permanent fleet tab over the year tab and remove the month sticker.

You will be issued a registration paper that shows the expiry date as “Continuous.” Keep this certificate, as it is not reissued annually.

Permanent commercial fleet registration certificates are only issued when:

  • It is the vehicle’s first registration under the permanent commercial fleet program
  • If the vehicle’s weight changes
  • If the vehicle’s colour changes
  • If the vehicle’s use changes

Our representatives are happy to answer any questions you may have about fleet vehicle registration in Chestermere and the Permanent Fleet Program.

Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Vehicle Registration in Chestermere

Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions about commercial vehicle registration in Chestermere.

Do I need to get commercial vehicle license plates in Chestermere?

All vehicles on Alberta’s roads that are being used for commercial purposes requires a commercial license plate.

If you have any questions related to commercial vehicle registration in Chestermere, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 403-934-5959. One of our experienced associates will be happy to help.

What happens if my commercial vehicle registration expires and I’m out-of-province?

The Alberta Government Site contains information on how someone within Alberta can request vehicle services (aka commercial vehicle registration in Chestermere) on your behalf.  

What do I need to bring into the registry in order to acquire commercial vehicle plates in Chestermere?

You will need to bring a few items into the registry with you to acquire commercial plates, including: 

  • The vehicles’ gross weight 
  • VIN 
  • Operating Authority Certificate 
  • Safety Fitness Certificate 
  • Commercial Vehicle Inspection Certificate 
  • Details on what you use your commercial vehicles for (and if you travel out of AB) 

Areas We Serve

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We can help you get started quickly and easily. Visit our dedicated page for Strathmore Commercial Vehicle Registration.

 

  • Rockyford
  • Standard
  • Beiseker
  • Indus
  • Drumheller
  • Bassano
  • Vulcan
  • Brooks
  • Airdrie
  • Irricana
  • Arrowwood
  • Acme
  • Linden
  • Three Hills
  • Trochu