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Changes to Commercial Vehicle Travel into BC in 2024

Effective April 5, 2024

All commercial vehicles operating in the Province of BC (this includes carriers travelling into BC from adjacent provinces), manufactured after 1994, with a gross vehicle rating of more than 11,793 kg that have an electronically controlled engine must have their speed limiters activated, set, and accurately programmed to a maximum rate of speed of 105 km/hr.


Contraventions under the VTAFR may result in a fine of $368.

  • No speed limiter in heavy commercial vehicle.

  • Speed limiter in heavy commercial vehicle not activated.

  • Speed limiter in heavy commercial vehicle not set to prescribed maximum rate of speed.

  • Speed limiter in heavy commercial vehicle not in good working order.

  • Inaccurately programmed electronic control module in heavy commercial vehicle.

  • Tampering technology in heavy commercial vehicle.

  • Tampering technology interacting with speed limiter.

  • Participation in contravention of section 146.1 (2) of Act; and,

  • Participation in contravention of section 7E.04 (2) of regulation.

 

Effective June 1, 2024

A commercial vehicle equipped with a dump box capable of rising above 4.15 meters must not be operated on a highway unless it is equipped with a visual or audio warning device that alerts the driver if the dump box is raised and meets all the other requirements set out in the MVAR. For the purposes of this requirement, height is measured from the highest point of the dump body when raised to the road surface.


Contraventions under the VTAFR may result in a fine of $598.

  • Vehicle not properly equipped with dump box warning device.


Reference VTAFR/MVAR and attached link:




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