Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement at Work
If you’re driving through Delta this week, you might notice there are more police and Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) inspectors on the road than usual. That’s because this week we’ve partnered with Delta police and other agencies to conduct a safety blitz.
The event, lasting from April 19 to April 21, focused on making sure commercial trucks are maintained and operated safely. As part of their thorough inspections, CVSE staff will be checking truck tires, brakes, lights, windshields and steering components. They’ll also be making sure loads are secure and driver documents are in order. A good reminder to do a pre-check before travelling.
This blitz is just one of 247 similar events our CVSE folks are scheduled to take part in this year. These safety blitzes are a fundamental part of the ministry’s effort to keep both commercial drivers and the public safe and informed, but it’s only a fraction of their regular work load. They perform a complete inspection of about 30,000 vehicles every year, and that’s after conducting a visual inspection of hundreds of thousands. It’s a lot of work, but keeping people safe is an important responsibility, and they take that responsibility very seriously.