Out of Province Commercial Transport
Commercial drivers transporting loads across B.C. borders need to take into account intra-provincial and cross-border issues, procedures, laws, regulations and required permits.
If you are operating a commercial transport vehicle across provincial borders the following material may help you be compliant with local laws and regulations.
The following chapters from the B.C. Commercial Transport Procedures Manual contain information that should be reviewed by operators from outside of the province, wanting to operate within B.C.
- Chapter 1 - Licensing, Insurance Guidelines and Permits (PDF, 1MB - May 21, 2015)
- Chapter 4 - Commodities Guidelines and Permits (PDF, 3MB - June 22, 2015)
- Chapter 5 - Vehicle Guidelines & Permits (PDF, 3MB - June 22, 2015)
- Chapter 6 - Heavy Haul & Extraordinary Load Guidelines (PDF, 3MB - June 22, 2015)
If you are operating across provincial lines in western Canada, the following may help you find the information you need from provincial governments:
- Quick Links to B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan Commercial Vehicle Information
- Provincial Sales Tax (PST) Bulletin for Businesses from Outside B.C.
Routes and Driving Conditions
- Use the CVSE Mobile site to find information while you are on the road.
- Plan your route and check driving conditions with DriveBC
- Winter Driving in British Columbia
Learn about winter driving in B.C. including using chains and tires. Winter conditions can occur at any time of year in high mountain passes.
- Seasonal Load Restrictions
We protect B.C. highways by restricting loads during periods when the road base is weakened by excess water. Subscribe to receive seasonal load restriction notifications.