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.

What is B.C.’s Pacific Gateway and What Does it Mean to You?

Pacific Gateway Program

What’s the first thing that springs to your mind when you hear the phrase, “British Columbia is Canada’s pacific gateway“? Do you see British Columbia as a hub of transportation activity, with a network of boats, trains, planes and automobiles all working together seamlessly to transport people and goods across BC, Canada, and the US? We do. And since 2005 we’ve been working with other governments, ports, airports, rail lines, commercial haulers and other public and private stakeholders to...

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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

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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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The Whistle Stops at the 41B Overpass

The Whistle Stops at the 41B Overpass

Do you hear that lonesome whistle blowing? If you live in the community of Delta, you might not, thanks to the opening of the 41B Street Overpass on the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor. Construction has recently finished on this project, the first of nine scheduled to be completed along the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor (RBRC) in the communities of Delta, Surrey, the Township of Langley and the City of Langley. Whistle cessation is only one of many benefits the...

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Stay safe this holiday season.

Stay safe this holiday season.

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