Trucking

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

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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Return of the Cone Zone – Making the Road a Safer Place to Work

Last year about this time, we posted a story about the Cone Zone – a campaign designed to raise awareness about the safety of the thousands of folks who spend their days working on or next to the road. They might be traffic controllers, emergency crews, utility workers or any one of dozens of different occupations, which share a common hazard – traffic. Like everyone else who uses our roads, we need to make sure these people are as...

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Top 5 Reasons for the Travel Times Pilot Project

Top 5 Reasons for the Travel Times Pilot Project

We’re always looking for ways to improve the flow of traffic on our highways and that is why we are happy to announce a new flow for commercial traffic, effective March 19, 2012. Under a one-year Travel Times Pilot, we’ve adjusted the travel times for commercial vehicles and loads travelling under permit in B.C. Those changes state you can travel any time on any day apart from a few exceptions (times when general traffic volumes on the heavier side)....

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Caps off to Getting Home Safe

It’s Grad Season, and the Ministry’s Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement Branch (CVSE), along with BC Transit, are rolling out a variety of programs and incentives to make sure this year’s graduates get home safe. CVSE will be focusing on limousines and other commercial transportation vehicles in an effort to ensure grad celebrations go off without a hitch. Annual inspections are performed by trade mechanics authorized by CVSE at Designated Inspection Facilities to make sure that these types of...

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CVSE: Five Frequently Asked Questions

CVSE: Five Frequently Asked Questions

If you operate a commercial truck in B.C., or if the new season of Ice Road Truckers has inspired you to research the business of big rigs, then let the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure be your first stop for B.C. commercial transportation information. Commercial trucks play a big role in moving goods across the province. Our Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement Branch (CVSE) makes sure commercial carriers follow safety regulations to help protect motorists and roadways. The CVSE...

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Increasing Reducible Loads Decreases Travel Time in BC & Beyond

Increasing Reducible Loads Decreases Travel Time in BC & Beyond

It’s the job of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) branch (and commercial carriers) to make sure that cargo is transported safely and efficiently across the province. The standards and regulations they follow protect our motorists and our roadways. So when it became apparent that policy concerning reducible loads was slowing down the flow of goods across the BC/Alberta border and beyond, the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure saw an opportunity for change and took action. Since fall...

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