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Motor Transport

Hours of Service for B.C. Log Haulers

B.C. log haulers have special rules applying to them, different from the general rules for commercial drivers. For those readers inclined to do so, I invite you to go to the B.C. government’s website at http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/cvse/national_safety_code.htm and examine the entire regulation, paying particular attention to section 37.15. For those who want a simplified version, the government has posted a summary on its website called “Hours-of-Service Rules—Loggers”.

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Is Your Doctor Spying on You?

The BC Medical Association and the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles worked together in partnership to prepare something called the “BC Guide in Determining Fitness to Drive”. This guide is approximately 400 pages long. The guide speaks to a myriad of medical problems that might affect one’s ability to drive and, accordingly, affect the safety of other motorists. Obviously, drivers with eyesight problems or hearing difficulties can present dangers. So too can drivers who...

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Laws Regarding Workplace Safety

As we slide down the scale of Criminal Code driving offences, we come to charges like criminal negligence, and then dangerous driving and impaired driving. We’re still in the area of the criminal law—the most serious of laws in our country—but the offences become less serious, and the punishment less severe.

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Truck Brake Checks in British Columbia

There is much confusion as to what exactly a trucker is to do at such a place. Or, more correctly, how thorough of an investigation is to be undertaken? Unfortunately, the regulation gives no guidance in this respect.

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Truck Rollovers

Truck rollovers can be serious. They can result in property damage, personal injury, and even death.

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The government has issued guidelines for its winter aggregates. The maximum particle size is 12.5 mm (1/2”) on paved highways. Apparently the government has found aggregate of 9.5 mm (3/8”) to be less effective, hence the larger size.

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