Bypass Inspection Stations with Weigh2GoBC Registration
Weigh2GoBC, a network of Weigh-in-Motion and Automatic-Vehicle-Identification technologies at inspection stations in BC, has recently installed AVI technology at the Pacific Highway inspection station for commerical vehicles coming into Canada from the US on Highway 15.
When a vehicle with a registered transponder approaches an AVI-enabled station, it is identified and checked electronically for insurance and safety credentials and compliance with regulations. The driver is then given a green light that allows the vehicle to bypass that station or a red light that means the vehicle must report (all carriers and vehicles still face random checks based on the vehicle’s National Safety Code rating and past performance). A green light allows the vehicle to bypass all subsequent Weigh2GoBC stations at highway speeds, creating considerable fuel and time savings.
With this new Weigh2GoBC service in place, trucks travelling north from border can be “virtually” inspected at Pacific Highway and then bypass the Nordel Inspection Station. Vehicles heading north or east can bypass multiple stations including Hope, Quesnel and Prince George or Kamloops and Golden depending on the destination.
The system enables more efficient movement of commercial vehicles throughout the province. Registration in the program includes carriers and vehicles from Alberta’s Partners-in-Compliance program and a data-sharing program with Washington State for reciprocal bypass benefits. Three more AVI-enabled stations are scheduled to come online this year in BC at Vanderhoof on Highway 16 (eastbound and westbound) and Highway 27 (southbound).
To learn more about requirements and to register, visit www.weigh2gobc.ca.
Source: Weigh2GoBC Brings Bypass Benefits to Pacific Hwy by the BC Trucking Association (July 25, 2013).
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