Moving the Economy

Information and background on how we import, export and move goods across our province to driving the economy, including the Pacific Gateway program and the work of commercial vehicles.

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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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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

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

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, Supervisor of the Nordel Weigh Scale in the Lower Mainland, took time to answer some questions about his position and the role of the CVSE...

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