Trucking

Information, tips and updates on the commercial vehicle and trucking industry.

A Salute to Drivers Old & New from the BCTA

By Louise Yako, President & CEO of the BC Trucking Association (article shared courtesy of BCTA) The Province of BC has officially recognized the importance of the trucking industry by proclaiming September 2 to 8, 2012, National Trucking Week in BC. Source: flickr.com via BC Ministry of on Pinterest   In honour of motor carriers and drivers for their vital contribution to life in this province, we’d like to share a brief story from the soon-to-be released Trucking in...

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Trans Canada Highway 1 – Historical Articles

Trans Canada Highway 1 – Historical Articles

As part of the celebration for the Trans-Canada Highway’s 50th anniversary, we’ve collected a number of articles from years gone by. Since the 1950s, the ministry has published an employee-driven newsletter called the Road Runner. One of the major focuses of the Road Runner has always been the work we’re doing, and it was an exercise in nostalgia looking through our archives for Trans-Canada related stories. Interested in the opening of the first Port Mann Bridge? How about the...

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Captured on Canvas – The Trans-Canada Highway’s 50th Anniversary

Captured on Canvas – The Trans-Canada Highway’s 50th Anniversary

To commemorate the Trans-Canada’s 50th anniversary, we wanted to do something special. After all, it’s a big milestone for what is one of the most important roads in the country. We set out collecting old photographs and articles to share, but then came the question of building a site for the content and how we wanted that site to look. Then we saw the work of Rob Buchanan, a Media Designer at Parks Canada, and we had our answer....

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Celebrating 50 Years

Celebrating 50 Years

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Chaos vs. Consistency: Reasons Behind B.C. Sign Rules

RoadSigns

When people see too many signs or can't make sense of them they stop paying attention.

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Signpost Up Ahead: The Hazards of Illegal Highway Signs

They are all too common sights: hydro poles covered in cardboard and sandwich boards competing for roadside real estate. Not only do these illegal signs pose serious safety risks for drivers (talk about distracted driving!), they’re also a risk to maintenance crews responsible for taking them down. Illegal signs are a problem across B.C. With help from our Saanich ministry office and South Vancouver Island maintenance contractor, we put together this video to explain how unauthorized highway signs are...

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Cast of B.C. Players Fuelling Natural Gas Trucks

Our Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) branch is an adaptable bunch – they have to be to inspect all those mechanical nooks and crannies while keeping up with evolving technologies. Take the emergence of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as an alternative fuel for B.C. transport trucks, for example. CVSE is finalizing safety inspection standards for new trucks, which are equipped with innovative technology that enables diesel-powered engines to run on LNG. Although not yet a common sight on...

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Paperwork Popularity: Our Top 15 Forms

Paperwork Popularity: Our Top 15 Forms

We like building: roads, bridges, overpasses…we’re in our element when we’ve got shovels in the ground. But we know sometimes the pen can be just as mighty when it comes to getting things done. For most transportation and infrastructure related ventures, there are also guides to help you and paperwork to make your work official. If you’ve ever worked with us and filled out a form or two, you’re probably familiar with the process. Beyond the specific paperwork you’ve...

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