February 21, 2017
This year's Road Safety at Work Week campaign reminds employers that, whether their employees use personal vehicles for work or drive company vehicles, they have the same legal obligations for employee safety.
Employer obligations include:
Confirm employee-owned vehicles are regularly inspected, maintained, and fit for their intended work purpose
Provide training, instruction, and supervision to ensure employee safety
Make sure employees...
January 17, 2017
If your organization has interjurisdictional truck or motor coach operations, and you are registered as an employer with WorkSafeBC, it is important to know that:
WorkSafeBC has an Alternative Assessment Procedure (AAP) that simplifies coverage for BC drivers operating in other provinces. The application deadline to join the AAP is February 28th
BC carriers with drivers who live in other provinces must also register those drivers with the...
November 30, 2016
The holiday season is the busiest time of year for many cargo thieves. The extended winter holiday season presents plenty of opportunity for thieves to nab goods from both truck drivers and warehouses. Trucks and warehouses are more likely to be left unattended, and facilities that sit full of merchandise awaiting the empty shelves that follow holiday sales provide rich targets for cargo thieves. Moreover, these facilities tend to have fewer...
November 01, 2016
ICBC has confirmed that jurisdictions allowing carriers to register prorate vehicles by gross weight under the International Registration Plan are within their rights to request supporting documentation for any licensing requests based on weight variances that exceed 10% between the base jurisdiction and others.
This policy has been in place without change since 2008. Prior to the Full Reciprocity Plan, ICBC may not have always asked carriers to...
October 25, 2016
Members operating under the International Fuel Tax Agreement are reminded to apply for 2017 IFTA licenses and decals no later than November 24th, 2016, in order to receive new versions by January 1, 2017.
IFTA licenses and decals for 2016 expire on December 31, 2016. The renewal fee is $100.
Carriers may apply online or by mail. Please see the Ministry of Finance Tax Notice 2016-004 for additional information and details on how to apply.
October 18, 2016
In 2013, there were a total of 3,602 deaths as a result of large truck crashes.
16% were truck occupants
67% were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles
Many of these accidents were the direct results of drivers – both truck and bus drivers, as well as passenger vehicle drivers operating unsafely around them.
During Operation Safe Driving Week, held every October, law enforcement agencies across North America engage in heightened...