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New Safety Regulations for Commercial Dump Box Vehicles

June 10, 2024 

As of Saturday, June 1, 2024, commercial vehicles with dump boxes that can rise above 4.15 meters are required under BC’s Motor Vehicle Act Regulations to have in-cab warning devices installed to alert the driver when the dump box is raised.

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Extension of Allowances for Hydro Vac Trucks with Front Mounted Hose Reels

June 10, 2024

Effective February 1, 2023, any carriers intending to operate hydro vac trucks with front-mounted hose reels (including operating controls) extending between 1 meter and 1.4 meters from the front bumper, and with an overall length not exceeding 13.5 meters, must secure a letter of authorization (LOA) to obtain oversize permits as part of an ongoing trial.

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Updated Commercial Transport Procedures Manual

May 27, 2024

The Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) has recently released an updated version of its Commercial Transport Procedures Manual.

Now live on the CVSE website and includes various amendments aimed at improving clarity and administrative efficiency. While many of the changes are minor, such as updating contact information and refining wording, several key updates have been made. Below is a summary of the most significant changes by section.

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Amendment to Weight Allowances for Commercial Trucks Now to Include Hydrogen

May 13, 2024

In a significant move toward promoting environmental sustainability and supporting the adoption of alternative fuel technologies, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) has now included hydrogen-powered units in its amendment to weight allowances Compliance Circular 03-21.

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CARM Launch Postponed For Trade Chain Partners

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has recently announced a delay in the rollout of the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management portal (CARM) for trade chain partners, now scheduled for October 2024. This decision comes amidst ongoing uncertainties, particularly concerning potential strike actions by CBSA employees, who are currently in the process of voting on the matter.

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Exemption Granting Paper Record of Duty Status for Motor Carriers To/From Motion Picture or TV Production Site

The purpose of this exemption is to enable eligible motor carriers and their drivers engaged in transportation of goods or passengers to or from a motion picture or television production site, between and through all ten provinces to maintain or complete a paper record of duty status as outlined in section 82 of the Regulations.

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Reminder: Speed Limiter Mandate Coming to BC in April

As of April 5, 2024, British Columbia is set to implement a speed limiter mandate, marking a significant step forward in enhancing safety on the province’s roads.

This mandate applies to vehicles with a gross vehicle weight exceeding 11,793 kg and manufactured after 1994. It requires these vehicles to activate their speed-limiting systems by April 5, 2024, which will contribute to improved safety by restricting these vehicles to a maximum speed of 105 km/h on B.C. highways.

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CVSA Emergency Response Information Update – Webinar

Hosted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), this webinar aims to address common violations encountered during roadside inspections

Particularly focusing on "maintenance and/or accessibility of emergency response information" and "emergency response information missing or incomplete." These violations not only pose risks to public safety but also potentially result in penalties for non-compliant operators.

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Provincial Government Announces Increase for Commercial Vehicle Licence Fees

Starting April 1, 2024, the province is increasing licence fees for commercial vehicles weighing over 12,000 kg by 1.05%. 

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New Legislation Paves the Way for Streamlined Insurance Transactions on Leased Vehicles

The Province of British Columbia has passed Bill 28/2023, the Motor Vehicle Amendment Act, which marks a significant step toward enhancing the efficiency of insurance transactions on leased vehicles, benefiting both lessors and lessees.

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