Posts Tagged ‘ Truckers ’

10 Tips to Sharing the Road Safely with Transport Trucks

Transport trucks play a big role in getting goods to markets across British Columbia. They’re also physically huge, heavy and behave much differently than you… While motorists travel on the same road as commercial transport vehicles, not all drivers are fully aware of who they are sharing the road with. Knowing the characteristics of large commercial vehicles, and how they operate, will help you stay safe on the road. The enormous size and weight of commercial vehicles mean they...

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Top 14 Resources for National Trucking Week

celebrating BC Truckers

“Keep on Truckin’.” “If you bought it, a truck brought it.” “Big or small, truckers haul it all.” It’s that time of year again where we highlight the importance of moving the economy and the men and women that make it happen, across Canada and in BC. From September 7th to 13th, 2014, it’s National Trucking Week. We definitely aim to share useful information with truckers through our blog posts (they are one of our most important audiences) so...

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4 BC Permit Centre Upgrades Keep Truckers Moving

4 BC Permit Centre Upgrades Keep Truckers Moving

The commercial transport industry moves goods and services throughout BC’s more than 91,000 lane kilometres of provincial highway, so when industry folks asked for service improvements at the Provincial Permit Centre we listened and did something about it. We’ve made three upgrades to the centre’s toll-free line, and set up a new way to reach us, to help our “on- the-move” clients. Requesting permits and information is now easier, and more efficient and flexible. Together, these improvements add up to less...

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What You Need to Know About the CVSE-DeltaPD Road Check

What You Need to Know About the CVSE-DeltaPD Road Check

Do you drive commercial vehicles, or have you ever wondered what these folks do? Recently, our Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement inspectors teamed up again with Delta police to conduct a safety road check. Regional Manager Steven Haywood took some time out to talk about what they were doing and what they look for when they inspect a vehicle.  

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Pulling for Heavy Haulers on BC Highway 16

Pulling for Heavy Haulers on BC Highway 16

Handling extra large and heavy loads has become easier for truckers entering B.C. on Highway 16, now that they can stop at a roomy, new pullout. The ministry built the paved pullout, 500 metres west of the Alberta border, this summer, to give drivers of oversize and overweight loads lots of space to do what they need to do. That might be to meet up with a pilot vehicle, check that their load is secure, get off the road...

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TranBC Thanks Truckers

TranBC Thanks Truckers

The postman gets a lot of credit for making his deliveries whatever the weather, but there’s a similar hero who often goes unsung. They travel our nation’s roads 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (in shifts, of course, not all at once). They deliver the freight, food and fuel we need to keep our communities flourishing. They are our truck drivers, and this is their time to be recognized. September 4 – 10...

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