Posts Tagged ‘ commercial vehicles ’

How to Avoid Being Pranked by Spring on the Coquihalla

How to Avoid Being Pranked by Spring on the Coquihalla

Warning! Don’t let spring play an April Fools’ prank on you. Roadside signs state passenger vehicles are required to have winter tires, and commercial trucks must carry chains, on most BC highways between October 1 and March 31. However, that doesn’t mean winter tires and chains are never needed beyond those dates. Sometimes spring lets Old Man Winter outstay his welcome, especially on high elevation routes such as the Coquihalla. Professional truck drivers who travel BC’s high mountain passes...

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9 Clues to Solving the Mystery of the Pilot Car

You may have spotted pilot cars –  half ton pickups (typically) that escort trucks hauling gigantic loads like houses, bridge girders, windmill blades and parts of industrial plants. But did you know how they work (and how to work with them), as they help move over-size loads safely to their destination? Here’s an overview… Pilot cars guide you, the load and the load’s driver and you so that everyone gets to their destination safely. They work with and transport...

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Chain Up Tips You Need to Know for Commercial Vehicles

Commercial Vehicles preparing for winter travel

Whether we like it or not, it’s true. It’s time to Shift into Winter and all drivers need to be prepared. And, and those that spend a lot of time travelling our BC roads, helping the economy move, are commercial vehicles. Below is a notice to the trucking industry that was posted a while back that we thought was worth sharing again: “Be advised, as the winter travel season is fast approaching that you may be required to install...

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Commercial Haulers: We Have a New Tool for You – Tell Us What You Think.

Commercial Haulers: We Have a New Tool for You – Tell Us What You Think.

Are you a commercial driver hauling freight in British Columbia? If so, we’ve got some great news for you. DriveBC has a new tool to make your life easier – the Commercial Vehicle Route Planner. If you’ve ever used Google Maps before, it’s the same kind of idea. You enter your starting point and your destination, and the planner shows you how to get there. So what’s the difference? Well, in addition to where you are and where you’re...

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Be Prepared – To Meet our New Incident Command Vehicle!

A good boy scout is always prepared. (Ask action film star Bruce Willis, he knows). While we might not have had Bruce Willis in mind when we acquired our new Mobile Response Unit (okay, maybe a little bit), we definitely had the transportation safety of British Columbians front and centre. After all safety is our number one priority and we are often required to respond to emergency situations such as floods, fires and even toxic spills. “What’s a Mobile...

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What You Need to Know About the CVSE-DeltaPD Road Check

What You Need to Know About the CVSE-DeltaPD Road Check

Do you drive commercial vehicles, or have you ever wondered what these folks do? Recently, our Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement inspectors teamed up again with Delta police to conduct a safety road check. Regional Manager Steven Haywood took some time out to talk about what they were doing and what they look for when they inspect a vehicle.

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Shift into Winter: How to Put Tire Chains on Commercial Vehicles

Shift into Winter: How to Put Tire Chains on Commercial Vehicles

Last year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) team shared a blog and video on the eight steps to installing winter tire chains to your vehicle. The video is one of our most popular with approximately 60,000 views by you. Thanks for that. We thought it would be a good idea to revisit the topic but this time focusing on commercial vehicles. Hopefully you find this one as useful as the first video. A couple of Shift into Winter...

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