Completion of eight new weigh scales in Lower Mainland part of B.C.’s CVSE strategy

by Truck West

DELTA, B.C. – As part of a new strategy for Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) and the province’s trucking strategy On the Move, the British Columbia government has completed a $2.3-million project on the construction of eight mobile weigh scale pull-out areas in the province’s Lower Mainland.

“Safety is our number one priority. Our government is committed to ensuring that all commercial trucks operating on our provincial highways meet all safety requirements,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. “Every year, CVSE looks at hundreds of thousands of commercial vehicles that cross our weigh scales and inspection sites across the province. Every CVSE officer has a very busy and very important job – and these mobile weigh scales will help them increase efficiency in their safety enforcement on our highways.”

Two of the weigh scales were completed recently, with the remaining six having been constructed in 2015.

The government said the mobile scale sites are strategically located, and that CVSE officers would rotate between the sites to maximize their chances of catching violators.

“The new weigh scales in Delta and in the Lower Mainland will make sure that commercial vehicles are checked and inspected appropriately,” said Delta North MLA Scott Hamilton. “These weigh scales will help Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement officers get unsafe commercial vehicles off the road – and keep them off.”

The eight weigh scales include:

• Highway 99 and Ladner Trunk Road South (Delta) – completed April 4, 2016
• Highway 91 eastbound onto Highway 91A northbound (Richmond) – completed April 4, 2016
• Highway 91 northbound: north of Highway 10 (Delta) – completed Oct. 30, 2015
• Highway 10 at 232 St -on-ramp to Highway 1 eastbound (Langley) – completed Oct. 30, 2015
• 264th Street on-ramp to Highway 1 westbound (Langley) – completed Oct. 30, 2015
• 264th Street on-ramp to Highway 1 eastbound (Langley) – completed Oct. 30, 2015
• Highway 1 westbound Brake Check (West Vancouver) – completed Oct. 30, 2015
• Highway 99 and Ladner Trunk Road westbound on-ramp (Delta) – completed Oct. 30, 2015

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  • as long as the government hires qualified people & no idiots like we ran into in the fraser canyon. officer t. lal has not got a clue what he is doing. I hope there are not others like him out there

  • Charlie nailed it: Truckers know all too well the saying. “I have no idea how to do your job but I have a certificate that says you’re wrong.” There isn’t enough space on this page to list even a portion of the errors they make.

  • sure….weigh scales can make sense for ‘safety’–and how about more truck stops with public scales that i can use to weigh my load after picking up and before crossing any of the ‘revenue generating’ ministry scales…oh sorry, i mean ‘safety’ scales.

  • Yeah that’s it. Dump on the CVSE guys who as I see it do a pretty good job with their inspections. I just wish they would focus on the right drivers. The great majority of truck drivers are courteous, excellent drivers who are focused on doing their jobs safely and keeping their equipment in good working order. I wish the CVSE would leave them alone and focus on the others. The truck drivers who drive in a reckless and dangerous manner forcing their way thru traffic with no regard for the rest of us. Almost always driving a dirty dump truck or container truck. Every time I drive on a highway I see at least one of these guys speeding, tailgating, running red lights, cutting cars off when changing lanes, Etc. And it seems like a weekly occurrence to have at least one of them upside down in the ditch or throwing their trailer off an overpass. A CDL is supposed to be a PROFESSIONAL driver license, but there is nothing professional about these drivers. If the CVSE is truly concerned about highway safety they would blitz these guys year round!