June 14, 2016
The BC Trucking Association has recently verified with Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement that its scales are not “trade” certified under the Canadian Weights and Measures Act and Regulations.
Shippers must provide the VGM (verified gross mass) to an ocean carrier and port terminal representatives prior to loading the container onto a ship. Port of Vancouver marine terminals have indicated they will turn trucks without proper...
June 08, 2016
Effective June 2, 2016, you'll find variable speed signs in three locations throughout the province as part of a Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure pilot project to help reduce the frequency and severity of weather-related crashes. This safety initiative targets critical sections of Highways 1, 5 and 99. Crews have now installed:
18 variable speed signs along Highway 1 from Perry River to Revelstoke
13 variable speed signs...
June 08, 2016
The Ministry of Finance has recently clarified what information is necessary in order for multijurisdictional vehicles and trailers used solely with MJVs to receive PST exemptions for parts and services.
PST Exemption - Businesses that provide services or parts for a customer’s MJV or trailer used solely with an MJV must receive and record the customer’s prorate account number on the bill, invoice or receipt to provide them with a...
June 07, 2016
Under common law, an individual serving an organization either as an employee or volunteer can create liability for the organization they are working on behalf of through his/her own negligence. Owning, maintaining, and driving a vehicle involves plenty of risk – and an unintentional act behind the wheel can have catastrophic consequences for all parties: driver, passenger(s), other driver(s), passenger(s), pedestrian(s)…and...
May 13, 2016
As of June 1, 2016, the fine associated with a distracted driving violation ticket will increase from $167 to $368, with penalty points for driver records also increasing from 3 points to 4. The total cost to a driver for a first infraction will be $543, and if a second infraction occurs within a year that amount will increase to $888. Further infractions will lead to further escalations.
Distracted driving infractions are also being...
May 04, 2016
The US Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents final rule doesn’t just affect motor carriers; it affects their customers as well due to the operational changes. Shippers and other tour companies that contract motor coach operators will have to become familiar with the rules and examine their own efficiency to respect driver’s hours of service.
Although the ELD rule does not change the hours of service...