Licensing Requirements & Compliance

LICENSING COMPLIANCE - all vehicles (ICBC)

Click here to find a licensing and reporting compliance matrix which outlines what class of driver's license is needed to drive what type of vehicle in BC, and relevant axle weights, reporting requirements, etc.  This matrix is constantly updated as changes come into effect.  This matrix also defines terms according to the various pieces of legislation involved, including CVSE Cargo Securment Standards, National Safety Code requirements and Motor Vehicle Act regulations.

For further information on licensing for operating commercial vehicles (on and off highway),  click here.


FOREST ROAD COMPLIANCE

Find the Forest Service Road Use and Timber Transportation pamphlet here which is published by the Ministry of Forests & Range. It gives you general information on road and transportation regulations and how they are enforced.


CVSE and NATIONAL SAFETY CODE COMPLIANCE

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is the Ministry which houses the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement branch.  They are charged with enforcing regulations and operating the weigh scales and permitting office for the province.

Their website includes all the latest bulletins, National Safety Code Requirements, Cargo Securement Requirements, Hours of Service Regulations, etc.  Go to http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/CVSE/ for the most recent regulations.


WORKSAFEBC COMPLIANCE

Part 26 of WorkSafeBC regulations deals with Forestry activities, including log hauling. Part 3 also deals with the transportation of workers.  Please visit their website for the regulations and their interpretations.

http://www2.worksafebc.com/Publications/OHSRegulation/Part26.asp


WORKSAFEBC'S RESOURCE ROAD COMPLIANCE STRATEGY

WorkSafeBC is in the process of implementing its Resource Road Safety Matrix and its Resource Road Compliance Strategy, which outlines who is responsible for what on forest roads.  Get your own copies by clicking here.


 

Last Updated: March 6, 2013

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