Today's Trucking

BC asking drivers to Be Truck Aware

October 17, 2017 by elizabeth

VICTORIA, BC – With one-in-five traffic fatalities in BC involving large commercial vehicles, road safety insiders are calling for drivers to be more careful around trucks.
The Be Truck Aware campaign was launched in time for Operation Safe Driver week, when officers across North America will be ticketing drivers for failing to share the road and follow safe driving practices.


BC unveils parking, permitting plans

March 30, 2017 by John Smith

DELTA, BC – British Columbia has unveiled plans to build a new 150-truck parking facility on Highway 17, streamline the permitting process for over-dimensional loads, and study emerging technologies.


B.C. to resurface parts of Highway 19

February 15, 2017 by John Smith

COURTENAY, B.C. – As paving season approaches, the stretch of highway 19 between Courtenay and Campbell River, British Columbia will receive a fresh coat of asphalt under two road projects.


BC trucking permits move online to become wait-free

October 6, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

KAMLOOPS, BC – The British Columbia trucking industry will soon be able to apply and receive permits online, with no wait times.

onRouteBC is the first of its kind in Canada and will replace the current Transport Permit System (TPS). The new system is being tested with pilot partners in September, and will be available to all commercial carriers on Oct. 3. TPS will still be available until the rollout is complete.

“We know that the current system of obtaining a truck permit takes time. With the introduction of a new automated online permitting system, commercial operators will now have the ability to obtain permits 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with no wait times,” said B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone.


BC widening Hwy. 13 border lanes for $25.5M

August 29, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

ALDERGROVE, BC – British Columbia and the federal government have announced a $25.5 million widening of Highway 13 from 8th Avenue to 0 Avenue to support growth in border traffic.


New avalanche control system to reduce BC hwy closures

August 9, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

REVELSTOKE, BC – A new $2.1-million avalanche mitigation system in British Columbia is designed to reduce TransCanada Highway closures near Revelstoke for winter 2017.


BC amends regs to allow for longer boat tails, B-Trains

August 9, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

VANCOUVER, BC – The Government of B.C. has amended regulations to increase the allowable length of boat tails, which are rear-mounted trailer panels that reduce aerodynamic drag to improve fuel economy.


Forty new truck parking spots underway in Delta, BC

August 8, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

DELTA, BC – Construction has started on a new truck parking facility in Delta, British Columbia, to help at least 40 more commercial drivers find a place to store their vehicle in the Lower Mainland.

The site is slated to open in the fall of 2016, but site preparation on the $2.8-million project began last year.


BC to require 13,431 new drivers in next decade: study

August 5, 2016 by John Smith

VANCOUVER, BC – British Columbia’s transportation and construction industries will need to fill 110,000 jobs in the next decade – and truck drivers will be among those most in demand, according to Asia Pacific Gateway Labor Market Outlook 2016-2025.


Northern BC scrambles to fix flood-damaged roads

June 21, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

CHETWYND, BC – British Columbia officials say there are some 100 sites on roads and highways in the north that require serious repair after flooding emergencies continue to wreak havoc on infrastructure.


Funding boost opens 16 technician spots at BC school

April 20, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC – A funding boost for Vancouver Island University (VIU) has opened up 16 seats for Level 3 heavy-duty equipment technicians.


B.C. caps off $2.3M mobile scale enforcement project

April 20, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

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.


Massive truck rally in BC supports scrutinized LNG project

March 21, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

FORT ST. JOHN, BC – Nearly 600 trucks lined up at a rally in B.C. last week, their drivers sending a loud message to Ottawa about opportunities that could arise through approval of a controversial $36-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG plant proposed near Prince Rupert.

Work has dried up for some western drivers due to falling natural gas prices and a lack of action on the oil patch. Many are now looking to Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna to approve the new liquefied natural gas plant later this month as a way to stop the bleeding.The drivers rallied in Fort St. John and Fort Nelson.

For the project, B.C.’s massive shale reserves would be fracked in northeastern B.C. and transported by pipeline to the coast, where a plant would compress the gas to make it liquid for shipping to foreign markets.

Last week, 130 scientists sent a letter to McKenna calling the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s draft report on the project “scientifically flawed.”


BCTA pushing for tolls at all water crossings

March 7, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

METRO VANCOUVER – The B.C. Trucking Association is reaching out to local governments to consider tolls at every major water crossing in Metro Vancouver, so drivers won’t congest alternative routes to avoid tolls.


MacPhail Appointed as BC Container Trucking Commissioner

March 1, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

METRO VANCOUVER – Labour lawyer Duncan MacPhail has been named BC Container Trucking Commissioner, the province announced Monday.