READING - Truck Compliance Advisory Panel Report

MOTI BannerAre you concerned with heavy truck safety on BC highways? The Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement branch of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has produced a report described by the following excerpt:

Executive Summary

The maintenance and safe operation of heavy commercial vehicles are
primary objectives of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure,
industry and the public. Compliance and related enforcement measures
are conducted regularly and generate interest, particularly following
enforcement activities and published statistics regarding out of service
(OOS) ratios.

To promote continuous improvement, the Truck Compliance Advisory
Panel was formed in 2008 by the Minister of Transportation and
Infrastructure. It was comprised of senior representatives from the ministry,
the British Columbia Trucking Association and Teamsters Union. The panel
examined out of service rates, safety inspection and enforcement practices in
British Columbia and other jurisdictions across North America. Findings
show that OOS rates in B.C. conform closely to national values. At times,
higher rates have been reported; however, the variances are generally related
to focused enforcement campaigns, where inspections are conducted only
on those vehicles exhibiting conditions that inspectors feel should be
examined more closely.

It is generally acknowledged that there is a very small percentage of nonconforming
commercial vehicles operating on British Columbia’s highways.
However, efforts continue to be made to increase compliance and improve
safety. To that end, this report examines current data and experiences from
other jurisdictions and recommends the Province consider four different
strategies:

  • Implement a Premium Carrier Program
  • Expand shipper responsibilities
  • Strengthen roadside enforcement
  • Enhance the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program (CVIP)

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Read the report in PDF format

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