Commercial Fleet Registration in Strathmore

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

Commercial Fleet Registration in Strathmore

On the lookout for commercial fleet registration, or perhaps commercial plates for your business’ company vehicles? Strathmore business owners look to Goldkey Registry to handle their commercial vehicle registration needs. We offer a full range of registration services for businesses in Strathmore, and can help out whether it’s your first time registering a commercial vehicle, or if you have a whole commercial fleet that needs plates. We can help! We are more than happy to offer the “true small town customer service,” combined with our years of experience and exceptional professionalism. 

Commercial Plates & Vehicle Registration in Strathmore 

Vehicles in Strathmore that are being used commercially are required to be registered as commercial vehicles and be installed with commercial plates. Commercial vehicles are classed as any vehicle – be that a typical car, a truck, a huge van, etc. that transports goods, people, or is used for work purposes. If you aren’t sure whether a vehicle requires commercial plates or not, give Goldkey a call at 403-934-5959. We are happy to answer any of your commercial vehicle registration inquiries, 

Classes of Commercial Vehicles

Class 1 commercial plates are necessary for transporting both owned and non-owned goods for compensation, as well as for passenger transportation. Below is a table defining the subclasses for Class 1 commercial plates.

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.

Class 2 commercial plates are necessary for any company vehicles that will be used to transport goods within 10km of its registered address in Strathmore, or for conducting specific industry services. Here are the sub-classes, detailed: 

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 commercial plates are required for commercial vehicles that are registered to and operated by any of the following: school boards, governments, hospitals, and municipalities. They cannot be used on vehicles that transport goods for compensation. 

Still unsure what class your commercial vehicle or vehicle(s) falls under? Goldkey Registry is happy to help. We will find you the right registration and commercial plates for your Strathmore fleet. 

Commercial Vehicle Registration in Strathmore 

Come visit our office in order to register your Strathmore commercial vehicle. Our friendly experts can work one-on-one with you to help ensure you have the right paperwork and can get the appropriate commercial plates.  

Why register a commercial vehicle in Strathmore? Is it mandatory? 

You will be required to register your commercial vehicles in Strathmore. You’ll need to supply the following tips about your Strathmore commercial vehicle: 

  • Vehicle Identification Number (or VIN) 
  • Authority Certificate of Operating 
  • Commercial Vehicle Inspection Certificate 
  • Gross Vehicle Weight 
  • Safety Fitness Certificate 
  • Additional details about your operations, such as the type of goods you are transporting, whether you’ll be travelling out of Alberta, how often, etc. 

Your registration needs will vary depending on your business and the type of commercial vehicle(s) you operate. Give Goldkey a call ahead if you have any questions about the information you’ll need to provide to our expert team when getting registered. 

The Cost of Commercial Vehicle Registration in Strathmore 

For commercial vehicles solely operating in Alberta (and not travelling outside) will likely pay between $82-$3461/year for commercial vehicle registration in Strathmore. If you cross provincial and/or international borders in a vehicle that weighs over 4500kg, your vehicle registration must then be prorated – which is detailed below. 

Prorated Commercial Vehicle Registration in Strathmore 

Prorated commercial vehicle registration is essentially known as the process of calculating registration fees and taxes throughout multiple jurisdictions. Goldkey Registry offers prorated commercial vehicle registrations to businesses in Strathmore. 

In order to be named eligible for prorated registration, your commercial vehicles must travel regularly outside of the province. The percentage of the total distance travelled in each jurisdiction is how the prorated commercial vehicle registration fees are calculated. Alberta Transportation’s Prorate Services processes all applications for prorated registrations and thusly provides the business with a “Fee Notice.” 

Goldkey Registry can also collect the amounts specified on the Fee Notices and can then issue all necessary plates, prorate registration, cab card, and validations tabs. The cab card is necessary to indicate the provinces and/or states in which travel has not been approved/fees have been paid. 

Permanent Fleet Program in Strathmore 

Goldkey is proud to offer a permanent fleet program in Strathmore. In order to qualify, you must have 10 or more commercial vehicles registered as a part of a single fleet. If you qualify for this program, you may reap from the following benefits: 

  • Are allowed to renew your commercial vehicles every quarter, semi-annually, or annually 
  • Can choose an expiry date from the following, no matter your last name or the name of your business, so long as your registration fees are $500+/year: 
  • March 31 
  • June 30 
  • September 30 
  • December 30 
  • You can group your commercial vehicles into separate fleets and have each fleet expire at a different date (but you still must have at least 10 commercial vehicles per fleet.) 

No registration may be released if it less than one full quarter (which is a 3-month term.) A portion of a month, i.e., 15 calendar days or more, will be considered a full month. 

For additional details about our program, contact Goldkey Registry. 

Permanent Commercial Fleet Inventory in the “Strathmore Permanent Fleet Program” 

Any commercial vehicles that are registered in the permanent fleet program may receive a fleet tab, which will then replace the year tab on your commercial license plate. The tab will be labeled in black with the words “FLEET PR.” You are not to replace this tab and month tabs are not issued for “permanent” fleet vehicles. 

You are not required to surrender vehicles if they already have commercial plates. You need only place the permanent fleet tab over the year tab and remove the monthly sticker. 

You will be issued a registration paper that declares the expiry date as “Continuous.” Keep this! It will not be reissued annually. Permanent commercial fleet registration certificates are only issued when: 

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

Our representatives are always happy to answer any questions you may have about this Strathmore program, so don’t hesitate to give us a call. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Vehicle Registration in Strathmore 

For specifics about the operations of your commercial business or your company vehicles, give Goldkey a call. Otherwise, here are some of our most frequently asked questions about commercial vehicle registration in Strathmore.  

Is it mandatory to get commercial license plates in Strathmore? 

Yes. Any and all vehicles that are being used for commercial purposes in Alberta require a commercial license plate. If you have any further questions pertaining to commercial vehicle registration in Strathmore, do not hesitate to give us a call at 403-934-5959. Our experienced team members will be happy to answer any questions you have. 

How do I renew my Strathmore commercial fleet? 

In order to renew your permanent commercial vehicle fleet in Strathmore, all you need to do is follow a very simple process. You will be mailed two copies of the fleet commercial vehicle registration renewal, one of which is for your records and the second of which is require for the renewal process. Upon receiving this paperwork, you must: 

  • Ensure that your address listed is correct 
  • Confirm that all info regarding commercial vehicle/quantity and type is accurate 
  • Indicate any deletions, modifications, or additions to your fleet 
  • Bring in the paperwork to Goldkey Registry and pay any applicable fees 

Have further questions? We’re here to help. Feel free to give us a call at 403-934-5959 or stop by our office in-person to discuss with a representative. 

What factors affect the cost of my commercial vehicle registration in Strathmore? 

The following factors may impact the cost of your commercial vehicle registration in Strathmore: 

  • How the vehicle is being used 
  • What it is transporting 
  • Whether you’re hauling goods that belong to others 
  • How many passengers you transport/if you transport passengers 
  • If you are leaving Alberta and/or Canada 
  • The overall weight of your vehicle 

Some vehicles that have been modified with permanently mounted equipment or vehicles transporting specific goods may be exempt or eligible for certain discounts. Discuss with our representatives for more information. 

Areas We Serve

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