Posts Tagged ‘ trucking ’

Highway and Track Separation a Beautiful Way to Boost Safety

Question: What do you get when you cross a railway track with a highway? Answer: A place that requires extra motorist attention to avoid a deadly encounter; and in the case of Mile 28 on Highway 16, a stretch where drivers must slow from 100 km/h to 40 km/h to cross safely. But the scenario is poised to become a whole lot safer and smoother, at this last remaining spot on BC Highway 16 where traffic and trains meet....

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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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What You Need to Know about Seasonal Load Restrictions

What You Need to Know about Seasonal Load Restrictions

There’s been a lot of buzz about seasonal load restrictions lately. No wonder – it’s spring! So, we thought the best way to address some of the weighty details and clarify myths is by chatting with one of our own: Val Hunsaker. Val is the Fort George District CVSE Manager, based in Prince George. TranBC: Why are seasonal load restrictions important? Val: Seasonal load restrictions are put into place to protect our roads from damage or failure during the...

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DON’T Do This: 5 Trucks CVSE Wants Off the Road

The Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement branch (CVSE) is responsible for making sure BC highways never come anywhere close to becoming the Wild West. That means safeguarding travellers by educating the commercial transport industry and, when necessary, enforcing the National Safety Code, which is a set of national standards supported by provincial regulations. There are minimum safety standards carriers (i.e. the employers) and drivers must follow. The rules are clear; there’s even a useful online course to help carriers...

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What the RCMP Wants You to Know About the Slow Down Move Over Law

The BC RCMP recently confirmed the Slow Down Move Over rule is being ignored by many drivers. A series of near misses and collisions with roadside vehicles happened over the last few months. In response, RCMP Traffic Services members performed “Operation Shield” on Highway 1 in Surrey and Chilliwack on June 16, 2015. The results were not good. Police officers issued 20 violation tickets, each coming with a $173 fine and 3 penalty points. If it was safe to...

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Top 14 Resources for National Trucking Week

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“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 B.C. Permit Centre Upgrades Keep Truckers Moving

4 B.C. Permit Centre Upgrades Keep Truckers Moving

The commercial transport industry moves goods and services throughout B.C.’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...

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Shift into Winter: How to Put Tire Chains on Commercial Vehicles

Shift into Winter: How to Put Tire Chains on Commercial Vehicles

Last year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) team shared a blog and video on the eight steps to installing winter tire chains to your vehicle. The video is one of our most popular with approximately 60,000 views by you. Thanks for that. We thought it would be a good idea to revisit the topic but this time focusing on commercial vehicles. Hopefully you find this one as useful as the first video. A couple of Shift into Winter...

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Calling for a Permit? Check the Checklist!

Calling for a Permit? Check the Checklist!

If you’re looking for a permit to haul something in B.C., you’ll need to call our Provincial Permit Centre . You can call the centre at 1-800-559-9688 from 6 a.m.to10 p.m. seven days a week or go visit us onlinepermitsbc.ca. But before you do, make sure you’ve got the following information handy.           Getting a hauling permit has never been simpler, and by checking the checklist and having all the information you need before you...

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Hauling Permits Made Easy

Are you planning on hauling a large load in B.C.? Do you need a permit but don’t know where to go? Well look no further, we have your answer! Our Provincial Permit Centre is a one-stop shop for all your hauling permit needs. Through their website, you can get: Single Trip permits, Overweight/Oversize permits Single Trip, Non-Resident permits Term Oversize permits Motive Fuel User permits Applying for permits online saves you time and money, and all it takes is...

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