ICBC cancels facility’s vehicle inspection licence

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia has pulled the vehicle inspection licence from Wes-Can Trailer and Truck Repair in Surrey, B.C. after trucks certified by the company as roadworthy were found to be unsafe.

“ICBC found that Wes-Can had a history of failing to carry out inspections in accordance with the requirements under the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations. Violations of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations continued in spite of repeated warnings and lesser sanctions,” the province’s regulator announced in a recent press release.

Audits uncovered infractions including a failure to complete inspection forms, unauthorized trailer inspections, and the use of an unauthorized body shop to test structural integrity components.

In one case, a vehicle was issued an inspection decal even though there was no record that it had ever been inspected in the first place.

Wes-Can did not request a show-cause hearing after the ruling was handed down. n

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