Well thanks to those who replied and commented. I spent some time on the blower today, had a couple of very informative and polite conversations with a couple of fellows in Saskatchewan, one with SGI Permit office who then steered me to Transport Compliance, where they called me back only after a short wait and had another very informative conversation. Then I called Carrier Services in Red Deer and wow, what a difference. Got some dumb bitch who was nothing but arrogant and rude and knew even less the guy with Transport in Sask about things in Alberta...go figure.
So here is what I found regarding a farm plated truck and trailer going from Alberta into Saskatchewan and back home again, suggested scenario, me going out there with truck and trailer to attend a farm auction and hauling machinery back home....
Must have valid registration and insurance on both units. Purple fuel, farm plates both legal under exemptions. I specifically asked about the fuel, its all OK.
Must be only be conducting farm business and transporting self owned farm items.
In my case as lowboy is 9 feet wide, a permit from SGI must be obtained prior to entering Sask.
If machinery being hauled is over width or height, another permit must be obtained before return trip home. Both permits available over phone.
Truck and trailer must be road worthy condition.
A pre trip must be completed in full and signed, and must be referenced to what is called Schedule One of the NSC requirements.
Log book must be in use and up to date, in my case, I must sign off at least previous seven days, since I don't run a log, as I am exempt from it in Alberta.
Upon starting return trip, one must have proof of ownership of whatever is being hauled.
And last but not least, must have a Safety Fitness Certificate.
Now with that Safety Certificate is where things seemed to get stupid. Sask guys telling me how a farmer can go to SGI and get basically a temporary certificate for a small fee before entering Alberta. He said should be same for Alberta going into Sask. Of course this is only if you are doing this one time or very infrequently. Otherwise for border crossing often, you need to get the permanent one. So this is where the brain dead bitch in Red Deer enters the situation, as I phone Carrier Services for Alberta to find out about this "temporary" certificate the fellow in Sask spoke of. Well after arguing with me about numerous things involving farm plated trucks within Alberta where I had to correct her several times, she was getting quite pissy because I would not give her the licence number off my tractor(why she wanted this is beyond me other than to flag it), she adamantly insisted there was no such thing as a temporary certificate and the only way to get one was to fully submit an application under the National Safety Code. I was rapidly losing my patience with how rude she was being and just simply wanted to get off the phone, so I concluded the conversation with that I would look further into it on my own and hung up.
After a very short search, easy when you know what you're looking for, lol, such a thing as a temporary certificate is indeed available from any Alberta Registries agent. Expires in 60 days. Currently am unaware of what all is involved with getting one, sounds fairly simply, or what the cost is. I figured I'd stop in and ask in person at my local agent next time I'm in town, rather than do it over the phone.
So thats where we're at. Hope that explains things for everyone considering what I am.
Here is copied and pasted right off the Ab Transport website what that dumb bitch didn't even know....
How do I apply for a Safety Fitness Certificate?
After they register a regulated vehicle for the first time, the following carriers may receive a temporary 60-day
Safety Fitness Certificate from a Registry Agent:
Carriers registering a commercial truck for a weight of 11,794 kilograms ormore;
Carriers registering a commercial vehicle with a manufacturer’s seating capacity originally designed for
11 or more persons, including the driver.
After receiving a temporary Safety Fitness Certificate, a carrier must complete an application form for a
permanent certificate. This form must be submitted to the Carrier Services Section of Alberta Transportation
within 60 days.
The application for a Safety Fitness Certificate is available onlineat:
Link to the same document...
Link to the actual application for the permanent Certificate...