What You Need to Know About Stricter Chain-Up Rules in British Columbia

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 8 AM - Noon



8 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9 AM

Session Start

10 AM

Coffee Break

12 PM

Session End

There will be ample time for networking with questions welcome throughout.





Cole Delisle, Director, Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement

  • What initiated the review in June 2018

  • Input received during the feedback period

  • Overview of the new chain-up legislation

  • Results of the first season of implementation



Trent Folk, District Manager, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

  • Overview of technical and safety requirements

  • Commercial vehicle chain configurations – based on vehicle weight, type and axle configurations

  • Chains, traction devices

  • What enforcement will look like this winter



Dan Palesch, Director, Maintenance Contract Renewal, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

  • Overview of BC’s new road maintenance standards and contract renewal

  • Transition from Service Area 11 (East Kootenay, the first SA subject to see new standards) to all other SA’s

  • Details on improved and enhanced winter maintenance specifications

  • What carriers should expect to see this winter


Gear up for a Shift Into Winter

Kevin Bennett, Industry Specialist – Transportation & Occupational Road Safety, WorkSafeBC

  • Historical statistics for claims involving commercial vehicles specific to winter driving conditions

  • Winter driving condition hazards

  • Free Shift Into Winter resources to help carriers and drivers avoid these hazards and reduce risk



  • BCTA Members: FREE* (Note: You must be logged-in, contact Sandra for help)
  • Non-members: $100

Seating is limited.  Please register by Monday, September 23, 2019.

*Once registered, if BCTA is not notified of cancellation by Wednesday, September 25th, a $50 charge will apply.



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