Commercial Vehicles

Information regarding heavy commercial vehicles.

READING - The Road Safety Monitor, Large Trucks in Canada

TIRF New LogoMany Canadian drivers do not believe driver training programs for passenger vehicles provide adequate education about sharing the road with large trucks.

The survey conducted in September and October of 2009 found that 62.4% of respondents did not believe training is adequate. Another 20.2% of respondents simply answered they did not know whether training is adequate or not.

NEWS - Safety Review of 15 Passenger Vans

Transport Canada LogoTransport Canada announced that the Government of Canada will be undertaking a review of the safety standards for 15 passenger vans. These vehicles are typically used for extracurricular school activities and have been involved in serious collisions often attributed to rollover stability.

NEWS - Enhanced License Plate Removal

B.C.'s Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) has implemented a program aimed at removing commercial vehicles with serious equipment defects from our highways. The program applies to commercial vehicles with a GVW over 5,000 kg that are part of the National Safety Code Program.

NEWS - Particulate Emission Reduction

BC FlagEffective October 1, 2010 most heavy duty diesel powered vehicles in BC will have to be fitted with emission reduction devices. The use of the devices is expected to reduce particulate matter emissions by at least 20% and will be required in order to pass under the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program.

Q&A - Ticketed for Slow Driving

Q&A ImageI just got home from my week of driving and today I received a ticket for "Slow Driving" which I don't understand or agree with.

RESOURCE - Road Safety for Work

GeoLibrary LogoThe Specialty: Road Safety at Work contains information from around the world aimed at preventing highway traffic injuries and deaths among those who drive as a part of earning their living.

The Trucker's Top Five Concerns

Truck Driver's ViewI asked a couple of transport truck drivers what bothered them about the drivers of small vehicles. We had a lively half hour discussion from which I gathered their top five concerns. Each of them could have serious consequences for everyone on the highway.

READING - More Large Trucks on BC Highways

Oversize TruckThe chances of meeting a very large truck on BC highways has increased again. In order to haul wood chips and wood residuals efficiently due to their lower weight for a given volume, the province will be permitting super B trains with lengths of up to 27.5 meters (90 feet) and heights of up to 4.45 meters (14 feet 8 inches) on certain highways.

READING - Preventing Road Accidents and Injuries for the Safety of Employees

ETSC LogoThe European Transport Safety Council has released the first of it's thematic reports in the PRAISE series asking the question "How can in-vehicle safety equipment improve road safety at work?"

Forestry TruckSafe Takes Responsibility

Forest Safety Council LogoPerhaps one of the more difficult aspects of driving is taking responsibility for your actions when you drive your vehicle or your employer's vehicle. We tend to sit anonymously in the confines of the passenger compartment and not feel obligated to exercise our social manners toward the other unfamiliar drivers around us.

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