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.

A Short Story About Long Loads

A Short Story About Long Loads

National Trucking Week is over for another year, and the profile of the trucking industry was raised considerably. With all that extra attention, you might have grown a greater awareness for the commercial vehicles that travel our roads every day. You probably saw a lot of trucks and trailers, but did you happen to see an LCV? An LCV is transportation talk for a long-combination vehicle. Basically, it’s a truck that pulls two (or more) trailers instead of one....

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Safety Review Breakthrough – Looking at “Weighs” to Keep Trucks Safe

Safety Review Breakthrough – Looking at “Weighs” to Keep Trucks Safe

Whether you’re travelling the busy streets of metro Vancouver or the most secluded highway, you’ll find them. Commercial truck drivers. They go where trains can’t, and deliver the goods we need to keep our communities thriving. Their loads can be huge, but do you know just how much cargo those trucks are carrying? A logging truck and tridem drive quad axle trailer- just one of many commercial vehicles to be studied. Knowing the weight of these trucks is a...

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TranBC Thanks Truckers

TranBC Thanks Truckers

The postman gets a lot of credit for making his deliveries whatever the weather, but there’s a similar hero who often goes unsung. They travel our nation’s roads 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (in shifts, of course, not all at once). They deliver the freight, food and fuel we need to keep our communities flourishing. They are our truck drivers, and this is their time to be recognized. September 4 – 10...

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Give a Farmer a Brake! Watch for Slow Moving Farm Vehicles on the Roads

Be highway aware and drive safely

Spring, summer or fall, you may be itching to rush to the lake and enjoy the weather, but not so fast. During those months of growing and harvesting, it’s always time to respect our slow moving farm vehicles. A farm vehicle is a commercial vehicle, subject to many of the same rules as typical carriers. Slow moving farm vehicles normally travel on the highway at a speed of 40 km/h or less and are subject to specific restrictions, like...

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New Signs Communicate Border Waits

information on your border wait times

The car is packed, and you’re on the highway heading to the States. But which crossing should you take? The Peace Arch and Pacific crossings are usually pretty busy, but what about Aldergrove or Sumas? Up till now, it was difficult to know, because delay times weren’t reported for those locations. However, thanks to an expansion of the Advanced Traveller Information System (also known as ATIS), travellers can now keep up to date with wait times at all four...

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Hauling Permits Made Easy

Are you planning on hauling a large load in B.C.? Do you need a permit but don’t know where to go? Well look no further, we have your answer! Our Provincial Permit Centre is a one-stop shop for all your hauling permit needs. Through their website, you can get: Single Trip permits, Overweight/Oversize permits Single Trip, Non-Resident permits Term Oversize permits Motive Fuel User permits Applying for permits online saves you time and money, and all it takes is...

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Weigh in Motion – It’s Building Momentum

Weigh in Motion – It’s Building Momentum

We have all heard of the Man in Motion, but have you heard about Weigh in Motion? The Weigh2GoBC program is a network of Weigh in Motion (WIM) and Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) technologies which allow commercial vehicles to keep moving while being weighed, helping them to achieve faster, more efficient travel times. The Weigh2GoBC program began across the province in October 2010 and has been gaining in popularity ever since. All you have to do is register in...

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You Are Now Entering the Cone Zone!

Where there are traffic cones, there are usually workers, equipment trenches or more. So, it is important to slow down and be alert to what’s happening around you – someone could be mere steps away. Thousands of people work roadside every day, including municipal workers, landscapers, traffic control personnel (TCP), tow truck drivers and road construction crews. There are also road maintenance teams, telecommunications and utility workers, and emergency and enforcement workers. Working on or beside the roads presents...

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