Victoria, British Columbia – British Columbia is implementing four recommendations for trucks that will help improve the safety of the province’s highways. The recommendations were from the Truck Compliance Advisory Panel Report.
“We put this advisory panel in place to work with industry and labour in finding ways to improve commercial vehicle safety,” said Shirley Bond, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister. “The result was a number of recommendations that ensure we can focus attention to where it is needed most and get unsafe vehicles off the road, and keep them off.”
The recommendations are the creation of a premium carrier program that recognizes safe carriers; best practice development that integrates greater shipper responsibility; greater authority over designated inspection facilities and inspectors; and increased enforcement to ensure that mechanically unsafe commercial vehicles are immediately taken off the road.
The Truck Compliance Advisory Panel was formed in 2008 by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to promote continuous improvement in compliance and safety, and is comprised of senior representatives from the British Columbia Trucking Association, the Teamsters Union and the Ministry.