October 12, 2017
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Operation Safe Driver Week takes place this year from October 15 to 21, 2017. During this time, law enforcement will be identifying and issuing warnings or citations to commercial motor vehicle and passenger vehicle drivers who show unsafe driving behaviors. Some of the dangerous driver behaviours that will be on law enforcement radar include:
September 26, 2017
This Sunday is October 1, marking the first day of BC's requirement to carry chains between the months of October through March. Commercial trucks over 27,000 kg GVW must carry chains during these months.
Road conditions themselves will dictate whether or not the chains must be attached. To find out which sections of highway have chain up conditions in effect, visit https://www.th.gov.bc.ca/roadreports/Chains/chains.asp
March 07, 2017
Oversize single trip permits and term permits (30 days) can be purchased online once again through BC's onRouteBC permitting system. Additional permit types should become available on the system in the months ahead, with all permit types expected to be available by May 2017.
With onRouteBC, transportation companies can create a profile with vehicle information to apply for permits, make payments, produce a map of the approved route,...
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...