BC Truckers Warned of Limited Ferry Service

VICTORIA, BC - British Columbia Ferry Services is advising truck drivers to take the Horseshoe Bay to Nanimio Ferry if they are traveling to Powell River, due to limited space on the Earls Cove Ferry to Powell River, according to the British Columbia Trucking Association. The reason is the temporary removal of one vessel from service on the Comox-Powell River route to repair a propeller hub while another ferry will operate on a modified schedule now through Feb. 1. According to Global News, this is the third time in a year the Queen of Burnaby has been pulled from service for repairs, frustrating Powell River Mayor Dave Formosa, especially for those who depend of the ferry for business purposes.

Ticket Rates Spike During Operation Safe Driver

GREENBELT, MD - Commercial vehicle safety enforcement officers in Canada and the U.S. made far less contacts with drivers along with conducting fewer inspections during a week-long blitz late last year compared to 2014, according to newly released figures, but the percentage of citations and warnings handed out increased in three key areas. That's according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and just released numbers it published regarding Operation Safe Driver, a seven-day enforcement and awareness campaign conducted on Oct. 18-24, 2015 aimed at truck and bus drivers along with four-wheelers. Law enforcement officers pulled over 21,012 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and passenger vehicle drivers while 19,480 North American standard roadside inspections were conducted by CVSA-certified authorities on commercial drivers and vehicles.