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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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Paperwork Popularity: Our Top 15 Forms

Paperwork Popularity: Our Top 15 Forms

We like building: roads, bridges, overpasses…we’re in our element when we’ve got shovels in the ground. But we know sometimes the pen can be just as mighty when it comes to getting things done. For most transportation and infrastructure related ventures, there are also guides to help you and paperwork to make your work official. If you’ve ever worked with us and filled out a form or two, you’re probably familiar with the process. Beyond the specific paperwork you’ve...

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So, What Do You Think? Helping Us Serve You Better Online

So, What Do You Think? Helping Us Serve You Better Online

We, (the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure) are undertaking a research project to improve online services and the experience of visiting our websites. And we hope you can help us. Using surveys, phone interviews, web analytics and your email feedback, we have been pulling together a clearer picture of how you use our online services, and where we can improve it. It’s all part of the Province’s strategy to put citizens at the centre of service delivery, improve...

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Surveying You to Serve You Better

Now that we’ve heard all about where you’d like to see future BC HighwayCams, it’s time to take a look at the bigger picture – and we need your help. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is launching its 10th Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey. By telling us your thoughts on how we performed over the last year, you contribute to improving services in the future. We Are Listening Here are three examples of the ministry taking action after receiving...

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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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