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BCTA On Board With New Chain Up Regulations

Nov 30, 2018 - 10 months ago

By Supply Post

The BC Trucking Association is welcoming new rules that require vehicles over 5,000kg to chain up in winter conditions on provincial mountain passes.

BCTA President Dave Earle says its time for truckers who are choosing to ignore the rules to fall in line.

To help drive home the point, he also welcomes escalating fines with a higher starting point than the current $121.

"We understand government is also looking at the fine schedule and increasing enforcement. Again, nobody gets more frustrated more than our members who get stuck behind somebody that doesn't chain up."

Last winter, 33 of 35 of lengthy closures on the Coquihalla Hwy involved commercial vehicles, mainly due to either poorly installed chains, or drivers not using them at all.

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