B.C. caps off $2.3M mobile scale enforcement project
Posted: April 20, 2016 by Today's Trucking Staff
VICTORIA, BC – B.C. has stepped up enforcement efforts with the completion of its mobile weigh scale zones, a project designed to cast a wider net to nab drivers not trucking by the book.
The $2.3-million Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) project targets B.C.’s Lower Mainland, where eight new mobile scales will rotate between different sites to keep drivers on their toes. In an announcement about the program, officials say the weigh areas will typically be pull-out zones with a wide shoulder along a highway, offering a safe space for inspections.
“Every year, CVSE looks at hundreds of thousands of commercial vehicles that cross our weigh scales and inspection sites across the province,” announced Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. “Every CVSE officer has a very busy and very important job – and these mobile weigh scales will help them increase efficiency in their safety enforcement on our highways.”
Six of B.C.’s mobile weigh scale zones were completed during 2015. Over April 2016, the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure completed the last two weigh zones, located at Highway 99 and Ladner Trunk Road South in Delta, and Highway 91 Eastbound onto Highway 91A Northbound in Richmond.