Update: Commercial Transport Policy Manual

Posted on Fri, 2017-10-06 15:09

An updated version of the Commercial Transport Procedures Manual is now available. Although the majority of changes to the CTPM are largely administrative, there are a few changes regarding certain commodities (Chapter 4), vehicle guidelines (Chapter 5), and a couple of heavy haul updates (Chapter 6).

Notable changes include:

Chapter 4

  • 4.2.7.A – A new category has been added for garden sheds and tiny homes travelling less than 110 km while being transported as loads on trailers.
  • 4.2.7.A – Intermodal containers with sides may be transported end to end, in a two- or three-vehicle combination, provided the specific conditions outlined are met.

Chapter 5

  • 5.3.8.F – Tandem steer/tandem drive axle weights have been increased but are still limited by Note #3.
  • 5.3.12.B and 5.3.12.C – Highboys are now allowed to be 3.2 m wide for non-reducible loads only, with the same terms as lowbeds under 5.3.12.A.

Chapter 6

  • 6.3.2.C - Term Axle Overweight (TRAX) Permit, empty heavy haul configurations.
  • 6.3.3.C - Lower Mainland Secondary Routes (85 Tonnes), added: Golden Ears connector from the junction of Highway 17 to the junction Golden Ears Way.

See the appropriate CTPM chapter at the links above for details, or visit the Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement website to access the entire manual.

For questions or assistance, please contact Commercial.Transport@gov.bc.ca

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