Commercial vehicles travel between municipalities in the Lower Mainland on a daily basis, making commercial vehicle enforcement a regional issue. The agencies listed below recognize this and the importance commercial vehicle enforcement has on improving road safety not just in their individual jurisdictions, but also across the Lower Mainland. This collaboration has made our roadways safer.

The Burnaby RCMP, along with 14 Lower Mainland agencies have come together to ensure road safety and Commercial Vehicle safety is a priority in the Lower Mainland.

These agencies include:

  • Burnaby RCMP
  • Delta Police Commercial Vehicle Unit
  • New Westminster Police Commercial Vehicle Unit
  • Port Moody Police
  • Metro Vancouver Transit Police Traffic Enforcement Team
  • Coquitlam RCMP
  • Abbotsford Police
  • Ridge Meadows RCMP
  • Upper Fraser Valley RCMP
  • City of Surrey Bylaws Commercial Vehicle Enforcement team
  • City of Coquitlam Bylaws Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Team
  • City of Burnaby Bylaws
  • Passenger Transportation Branch
  • Vancouver Police Dept Traffic
  • BC Highway Patrol

This group’s priorities are to:

  • Ensure all inspected commercial vehicles are safe to be on the roadway
  • Educate drivers on the rules and regulations surrounding commercial vehicles
  • Enforce serious safety violations

Stats from January 1 to June 15:

  • 859 Inspections
  • 487 (57%) Trucks placed out of service/removed from the roadway (contained at least 1 critical safety violation that required the commercial motor vehicle’s immediate removal from the roadway until such a time as the critical safety violation was corrected)
  • 1,332 Violations identified (each violation represented a ticket worthy offence)
  • 1,000 Mechanical defects identified

Our officers also came upon the following infractions not related to the inspections:

  • 1-90 Day IRP (Immediate Roadside Prohibition)
  • 1-24 hour driving prohibition for alcohol
  • 2 Excessive speeding infractions
  • 1 Prohibited driver (charges forwarded)
  • 1 Indefinite driving prohibition issued with a 7 day vehicle impoundment
  • 1 Weapon seizure
  • 1 Stolen val tag

Prior to entering the roadway each day, every commercial vehicle must have a pre-trip inspection conducted on it, which falls under S. 37.22 of the MVAR.

More details on pre-trip inspections can be found HERE.

Commercial vehicles are essential in many aspects of our day to day lives, says Corporal Mike Kalanj of the Burnaby RCMP. Along with our partners, we recognize that commercial motor vehicle enforcement is also essential in order to keep all motorists safe.

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