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What You Need to Know About the CVSE-DeltaPD Road Check

What You Need to Know About the CVSE-DeltaPD Road Check

Do you drive commercial vehicles, or have you ever wondered what these folks do? Recently, our Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement inspectors teamed up again with Delta police to conduct a safety road check. Regional Manager Steven Haywood took some time out to talk about what they were doing and what they look for when they inspect a vehicle.

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CVSE Roadcheck 2013

Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement inspectors have been on the road inspecting vehicles. Check it out. You will be automatically forwarded to stories about this year’s road checks. If you don’t get forwarded right away, click here.

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CVSE Commercial Safety Roadcheck 2013

We call it a blitz. But instead of targeting the quarterback, we hone in on commercial vehicle infractions in an effort to keep truckers running safe and smooth. Our latest inspection blitz happened over three days on Highway 1 just west of Hope June 4-6. The ministry’s Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) squad teamed up with RCMP, WorksafeBC, Delta Police, New Westminster Police, Abbotsford Police, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations....

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Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure: What the Heck Do We Do, Anyway?

With a broad name like Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, there are bound to be questions. Like small-talk at a cocktail party, those 13 syllables beg the question: “So, what do you do?” Our Way is the Highway When thinking about the ministry, the first thing that pops into your head is likely B.C. highways. That’s because about 80 per cent of what we do involves building, rehabilitating and maintaining provincial highways to keep you moving safely and goods...

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Less Fuel, More Goods: Trucking in Harmony

Less Fuel, More Goods: Trucking in Harmony

Truckers are travelling Western Canada with greater ease now that permit conditions for long combination vehicles are the same in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The ministry’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) branch recently helped tailor a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with our neighbours to the east. The harmonization measures apply to turnpike double long combination vehicles (LCV), which are used to carry large loads of light goods – imagine a whole lot of toilet paper, for example. Turnpike...

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Technology: Improving Travel and Highway Safety

Technology: Improving Travel and Highway Safety DriveBC Mobile

Here at TranBC, we love technology, and we’re constantly looking for new ways to make things easier and safer for you to get around. This year saw a lot of interesting developments, and we’ve got a summary of some of the top tech tales of 2012 here for your reading pleasure. Going Mobile DriveBC went mobile in 2011, and it was really well received. So much so that we looked to offer more portable services in 2012. Enter CVSE...

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Shift into Winter: How to Put Tire Chains on Commercial Vehicles

Shift into Winter: How to Put Tire Chains on Commercial Vehicles

Last year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) team shared a blog and video on the eight steps to installing winter tire chains to your vehicle. The video is one of our most popular with approximately 60,000 views by you. Thanks for that. We thought it would be a good idea to revisit the topic but this time focusing on commercial vehicles. Hopefully you find this one as useful as the first video. A couple of Shift into Winter...

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Myth Busting at the Provincial Permit Centre: Prepare to be Amazed

Myth Busting at the Provincial Permit Centre: Prepare to be Amazed

If you thought you knew everything there was to know about getting a permit for an oversized load in BC, think again. Our Provincial Permit Centre (PPC) is a one-stop shop for the commercial transportation industry for all of their permit needs. In a recent chat with the folks at the PPC, we learned that a lot of people aren’t using the centre to its full capacity and, being the helpful folks they are, asked us to share their...

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CVSE Mobile – Service on the Go for BC Truckers

CVSE Mobile – Service on the Go for BC Truckers

The Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) website is now available for mobile internet devices, so truckers on the job can “Know Before You Go“. Commercial truckers are relying more and more on mobile devices as part of their jobs. Even though information on the regular CVSE website is available, it wasn’t mobile-friendly for smart phones or tablets. So, when a northern region staff member sent us a suggestion inspired by his father-in-law (a seasoned trucker), we jumped at...

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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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