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B.C. Trucks May Face Roadside Emission Testing

VANCOUVER, B.C. - The Province of B.C. is attempting to resurrect its AirCare On-Road (ACOR) emission testing program for heavy-duty trucks.The program, which involves performing emissions tests on tr...


VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Province of B.C. is attempting to resurrect its AirCare On-Road (ACOR) emission testing program for heavy-duty trucks.

The program, which involves performing emissions tests on trucks that are visibly emitting black smoke, was phased out last August due to lack of funding by the Insurance Corp. of B.C. However, the program will be revived with funding provided by the B.C. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection and AirCare.

The revamped program will be expanded to include light-duty vehicles as well as heavy-duty trucks and buses.

There will also be fines and user fees, which will help cover part of the $450,000 per year cost of running the program.

The Greater Vancouver Regional District will hear a proposal on the re-instatement of ACOR this fall and determine whether or not it will proceed.

“I’ve been working with the players to find a mutually acceptable solution for…the past 14 months,” Joyce Murray, Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection recently told local media. “I’m very pleased. It looks like we’re on the verge of coming up with a new and expanded program.”


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B.C. trucks may face roadside emission testing

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- The Province of B.C. is attempting to resurrect its AirCare On-Road (ACOR) emission testing prog...


VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Province of B.C. is attempting to resurrect its AirCare On-Road (ACOR) emission testing program for heavy-duty trucks.

The program, which involves performing emissions tests on trucks that are visibly emitting black smoke, was phased out last August due to lack of funding by the Insurance Corp. of B.C. However, the program will be revived with funding provided by the B.C. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection and AirCare.

The revamped program will be expanded to include light-duty vehicles as well as heavy-duty trucks and buses.

There will also be fines and user fees, which will help cover part of the $450,000 per year cost of running the program. The Greater Vancouver Regional District will hear a proposal on the re-instatement of ACOR this fall and determine whether or not it will proceed.

"I’ve been working with the players to find a mutually acceptable solution for… the past 14 months," Joyce Murray, Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection recently told local media. "I’m very pleased. It looks like we’re on the verge of coming up with a new and expanded program."

The driving force behind re-instating the program is the health of truckers and citizens, officials say. A recent survey indicates truckers, mechanics and other people exposed to diesel fumes are more likely to develop cancer.

"It’s absolutely necessary all vehicles using our roads be as fuel-efficient as possible," TransLink director Marvin Hunt told local media. "Half of our smoking vehicles are heavy-duty vehicles."

The Ministry of Transportation may get in on the act, using two units at weigh scales that measure the smoke emitted by heavy-duty trucks. The amount of fines for polluters has yet to be determined.


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