Posts Tagged ‘ Permits ’

Filming and Special Events: A “How-To” for BC Highways

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We’re not the only ones who know British Columbia is a scenic place to work and play. Every year, filmmakers, actors and athletes from around the world use provincial roads and highways as backdrops for the big screen and terrain for local sporting events. With the amount of filming that is done in BC, it’s no surprise we’re known as “Hollywood North.” In 2017, the film industry generated $3.6 billion for local economies, according to Creative BC statistics. Before...

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Do You Have a Permit for That?

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If you’re looking to use our highways beyond the regular to and from home or road trips, you may have to look at getting a permit. Do you want to film a movie on a BC highway? Do you want to carry a HUGE load on your truck? Do you need to move some cattle? To be able to do these things (and a few others), you’ll need to apply for a permit. Commercial Vehicle Permits – A commercial...

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Who Ya Gonna Call? Your BC Transportation FAQs

Planning parades, towing boats and RVs, licensing limos or developing rural subdivisions? We hear all kinds of questions about all kinds of topics… It’s natural that many of these questions come to our offices across the province, given we’re the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. We can give you a full answer to a lot of questions, but in some cases, we are not the organization responsible for the area you want to know about, or the...

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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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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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More Time and Flexibility: Extra Ordinary Load Permit Approvals get Streamlined

More Time and Flexibility: Extra Ordinary Load Permit Approvals get Streamlined

Commercial truckers might think that applying for time extensions on expired extraordinary load permit approvals could sometimes slow you down. But thanks to some recent streamlining in our approval process, hauling your heavy load just got a little bit easier. The Ministry has improved its tracking capability on over weight permit approvals, allowing them to increase their approval time limit from 30 days to 90! This change should reduce the number of requests for time extensions by 90 percent,...

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