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ICBC allows use of tridem drives

VICTORIA, B.C. -- The Insurance Corp. of B.C. (ICBC) has modified the Commercial Transport Act Regulations to allow...


VICTORIA, B.C. — The Insurance Corp. of B.C. (ICBC) has modified the Commercial Transport Act Regulations to allow the more widespread use of tridem drives.

The changes came into effect Jan. 17 and expand the range of tridem drive vehicle configurations to include all load types. However, since the configurations don’t fall under the interprovincial agreement governing weights and dimensions, truckers should check with ICBC before using these configurations in other provinces.

Under the changes the following configurations are now acceptable: Tandem steer/tridem drive straight truck; tridem drive straight truck and pony trailer; tridem drive straight truck and full trailer; tridem drive tractor and semi-trailer; and tridem drive tractor and b-train.

The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) has lobbied for this change for some time now, and is pleased with the announcement. For more information about the new regulations, contact the BCTA office at 604 888-5319 or visit the ICBC Web site at www.icbc.com.


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