Trucking

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

Operation Lifesaver 2012 Goal

Operation Lifesaver 2012 Goal

Operation Lifesaver and its partners will kick-off/launch the 10th edition of Public-Rail Safety Week on April 30th with the unwavering goal to reduce crossing collisions and trespassing incidents along railways in communities across Canada. We are forwarding you to the Operation Lifesaver website. If you do not get forwarded automatically, click here.

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Commercial Vehicle Initiative: CVSE and Delta Police Team Up

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) branch is partnering with the Delta Police Department and other government and law enforcement agencies to target commercial vehicles this week in Delta. The inspection initiative is an annual event, and was conducted from Tuesday to Thursday, April 17th to 19th at various locations within the Corporation of Delta. This year was the 6th event of its kind. The Inspectors will be using their expertise to focus...

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Weighing In with the CVSE: No Such Thing as a Silly Question

CVSE staffer Steve Bauer answers trucking questions

Do you have a question for the CVSE? Contact them directly here. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement Branch (CVSE) makes sure commercial carriers comply with the regulations surrounding moving goods across the province. It is a vital component of the work we do here in the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Steve Bauer, former Supervisor of the Nordel Weigh Scale in the Lower Mainland, took time to answer some questions about his position and the role of the...

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Seasonal BC Load Restrictions: Answering Trucking Questions

Permits Seasonal Loads

What do you want to know about BC load restrictions? That’s the question we asked on social media, and we got some great feedback from commercial haulers, including @BCTrucker1 and @hnldriver. Thanks! Q: Can a truck get a permit for overages on restricted roads? A: Not typically.. If a road has a seasonal load restriction on it, it means the road is too weak to carry loads over a specified weight. We have actually had trucks break through the...

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More Time and Flexibility: Extra Ordinary Load Permit Approvals get Streamlined

More Time and Flexibility: Extra Ordinary Load Permit Approvals get Streamlined

Commercial truckers might think that applying for time extensions on expired extraordinary load permit approvals could sometimes slow you down. But thanks to some recent streamlining in our approval process, hauling your heavy load just got a little bit easier. The Ministry has improved its tracking capability on over weight permit approvals, allowing them to increase their approval time limit from 30 days to 90! This change should reduce the number of requests for time extensions by 90 percent,...

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Winter Driving Survival Checklist

Winter Driving Survival Checklist

REDIRECTING … We are forwarding you to the Shift Into Winter site. If you do not get forwarded automatically, click here.

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Safe Winter Driving Starts with Safe Winter Tires

Do your tires make the grade? The Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement Branch are out in force to remind travellers that winter driving conditions on our highways mean winter driving restrictions are also in effect. Your tires are one of our top priorities. Are you ready to shift into winter? Here’s a video with information you’ll need and tips to help. Drive safely. This story also translated into Punjabi.      

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Projects of the Week – Busy Season on the South Coast

Projects of the Week – Busy Season on the South Coast

Projects! Get your fill on the latest projects here! This week, we are focusing on recently completed work in the South Coast Region of the province. Yes, crews have been hard at work to keep our roads safe and sound. Highway #7 Hatzic Pumps Bridge Deck Replacement The Hatzic Pumps Bridge, near Mission, underwent our version of an extreme makeover. The old wooden deck of the bridge was resurfaced with concrete, widened to accommodate cyclists and new railings were...

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