B.C. launches LCV study

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VICTORIA, B.C. – Long combination vehicles have hit the highway between Burnaby and Kamloops under a new pilot project to evaluate the vehicles on provincial roads.

“If these vehicles work well under this pilot, we’d like to run them on this stretch of highway over the long term,” said Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon. “Long combination vehicles can haul about 40% more freight than regular trucks of this type and that means more efficient movement of goods, fewer trucks on our roads, and lower emissions.”

The long-combination vehicle (LCV) – or Rocky Mountain Double – is a tractor and two semi-trailer combination that is six metres longer than standard vehicle combinations of this type. During the pilot, the ministry will monitor and evaluate the safety record of the vehicles, as well as consider any feedback from other road users.

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