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CVSE: Five Frequently Asked Questions

CVSE: Five Frequently Asked Questions

If you operate a commercial truck in B.C., or if the new season of Ice Road Truckers has inspired you to research the business of big rigs, then let the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure be your first stop for B.C. commercial transportation information. Commercial trucks play a big role in moving goods across the province. Our Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement Branch (CVSE) makes sure commercial carriers follow safety regulations to help protect motorists and roadways. The CVSE...

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Increasing Reducible Loads Decreases Travel Time in BC & Beyond

Increasing Reducible Loads Decreases Travel Time in BC & Beyond

It’s the job of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) branch (and commercial carriers) to make sure that cargo is transported safely and efficiently across the province. The standards and regulations they follow protect our motorists and our roadways. So when it became apparent that policy concerning reducible loads was slowing down the flow of goods across the BC/Alberta border and beyond, the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure saw an opportunity for change and took action. Since fall...

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Commercial Vehicle Initiative: CVSE and Delta Police Team Up

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) branch is partnering with the Delta Police Department and other government and law enforcement agencies to target commercial vehicles this week in Delta. The inspection initiative is an annual event, and was conducted from Tuesday to Thursday, April 17th to 19th at various locations within the Corporation of Delta. This year was the 6th event of its kind. The Inspectors will be using their expertise to focus...

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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

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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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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