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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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Seasonal BC Load Restrictions: Answering Trucking Questions

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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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Calling for a Permit? Check the Checklist!

Calling for a Permit? Check the Checklist!

If you’re looking for a permit to haul something in B.C., you’ll need to call our Provincial Permit Centre . You can call the centre at 1-800-559-9688 from 6 a.m.to10 p.m. seven days a week or go visit us onlinepermitsbc.ca. But before you do, make sure you’ve got the following information handy.           Getting a hauling permit has never been simpler, and by checking the checklist and having all the information you need before you...

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Safety First: 8 Steps to Installing Winter Tire Chains

Safety First: 8 Steps to Installing Winter Tire Chains

Winter is here. Sorry, I know it says Fall on the calendar but cold weather is already making it’s presence known in many parts of B.C. Are you ready? There are many things you can do to be prepared, one of which is knowing how to install winter tire chains. Below is a video from the Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement team which gives general instructions on how to do it. Special thanks to our CVSE staff Steve Haywood,...

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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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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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On the Road to RV Safety

The warm weather is here! If you’re heading out for some camping over the next few days, here’s hoping you’ve got your gear and site reservations in place. But if you’re using a recreational vehicle (RV), you’ll need to take a few extra steps before you’re ready to go. Whether you prefer a motorhome, travel-trailer or a pick-up camper, we’ve got a few basic tips to keep you and your RV safe on the highway. Know how much weight...

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How Do You Move 546 Tonnes? Massive Load Travels Mountain Road

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A transport company spent more than two months planning the move of six extremely large pressurized tanks from Genelle, B.C. to the U.S. border at Porthill, Idaho. It’s only a 148-kilometre drive, but it wasn’t so simple with each load weighing 91 tonnes! Mining company Tech Cominco had sold the cylindrical vessels and was shipping them to a buyer in North Dakota, for use in a natural gas plant. Davey Cartage Ltd., a Surrey, B.C.-based hauler of bridge girders...

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Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement at Work

Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement

If you’re driving through Delta this week, you might notice there are more police and Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) inspectors on the road than usual. That’s because this week we’ve partnered with Delta police and other agencies to conduct a safety blitz. The event, lasting from April 19 to April 21, focused on making sure commercial trucks are maintained and operated safely. As part of their thorough inspections, CVSE staff will be checking truck tires, brakes, lights, windshields...

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