VICTORIA, B.C. — The Insurance Corp. of B.C. (ICBC) has proposed a number of changes to rules affecting tridem-drive trucks and trailers.
The proposed rules specify that for tridem drive axle groups, adjacent axles must be load-equalized to within 1,000kg and tires must have a minimum width of 25.4cm with all axles having an equal tract width.
The changes will affect: tandem-steer, tridem-drive straight trucks; tridem-drive straight truck and pony trailers; tridem-drive straight truck and full trailers; tridem-drive tractor and semi-trailers; and tridem-drive tractor and b-trains.
ICBC has also proposed increasing the maximum single steering axles weights from 6,500kg to 7,300kg for tridem drive tractors, giving operators a wider steering axle weight range when loading the rear axle group at the maximum 24,000kg. However, the existing minimum ration of 25 per cent of the tridem drive axle group’s weight on the front axle will remain in effect, even if the other changes proceed.
For a copy of the proposal, contact the B.C. Trucking Association by calling Louise Yako at 800-565-2282.
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