Premium Carrier Program Requirements

The Premium Carrier Program is available to carriers that:

  • Have a valid business BCeID (apply for a BCeID)
  • Have more than 20 B.C. base plated commercial motor vehicles in their fleets
  • Have operated continuously in B.C. for at least three years prior to application

Safety requirements:

  • The carrier (and any other carriers associated with the carrier, directors or officers) must have had an excellent, satisfactory or satisfactory-unaudited National Safety Code (NSC) Safety Rating for the past three years.
  • The carrier must have a current overall NSC score better than the provincial median score
  • None of the carrier's vehicles have been found to have critical defects under the enhanced license plate removal in the last 12 months
  • Any two of the following criteria:
    • Certificate of Recognition (COR) issued by a recognized WorkSafeBC authorized safety association (copy must be provided)
    • Above average WCB (WorkSafeBC) safety record (most recent annual rate notification letter must be submitted)
    • ICBC discount of 50% or better (proof of discount must be provided)
      Letters of merit from private insurance companies will be considered. Ask your insurance company to submit a letter or equivalent that identifies whether your company has a better than average claims record.

An interview and/or site visit may be required to qualify for this program. Acceptance in this program lasts one year; carriers must re-apply and re-qualify each year.

If carriers do not maintain the membership requirements during the year they may have their status removed. They will then have to re-submit an application and documentation to prove requirements are met.