Posts Tagged ‘ commercialvehicles ’

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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So, You Want To Be A Trucker? Five Steps to a Class 1 Licence

  This is how a few of our trucking Twitter tweeps (say that five times fast) responded when asked what they like about hauling goods around the province. Many people love trucks and have the drive to explore B.C.’s diverse landscapes while helping the economy move. Do you? If so, here’s how to get started. Step 1: Be sure you qualify You fit the bill if you have a Class 5 or 6 driver’s licence, which are the full...

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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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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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Safe Winter Driving Starts with Safe Winter Tires

Do your tires make the grade? The Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement Branch are out in force to remind travellers that winter driving conditions on our highways mean winter driving restrictions are also in effect. Your tires are one of our top priorities. Are you ready to shift into winter? Here’s a video with information you’ll need and tips to help. Drive safely. This story also translated into Punjabi.      

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A Q&A with BCTA on Knowing When to Chain Up

A Q&A with BCTA on Knowing When to Chain Up

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is putting up some new chain up signs on the Highway 3 corridor. Specifically, three more up on the Kootenay Pass this year plus another one on the Paulson. Who better to ask about the impact these news signs will have on the commercial vehicles than the BC Trucking Association? So we asked Louise Yako, President of the BCTA, a couple of questions: 1) How will the new chain-up signs on the Highway...

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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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