Course Overview

Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement
The site provides general information affecting commercial carriers, vehicle inspection programs, National Safety Code information, and contains various publications and reference materials.

Module 1

About the National Safety Code
Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement’s main page on the National Safety Code.

Carrier Safety Guide: Meeting Your National Safety Code Obligations in British Columbia
Read more about record keeping in “Section 2: Setting Up Your Business Records.”

Premium Carrier Program
A program to recognize and reward trucking firms for exceptional safety practices.

Record Keeping At-a-Glance
Download the form here.

Module 2

Requesting a Driver Abstract
Visit this ICBC page to request an N Print (The National Safety Code Abstract, or a driver’s record for commercial drivers).

Driver Check Sheets Check Sheet.pdf
A program to recognize and reward A blank driver check sheet for you to use in your driver records.

License Classes and Types (ICBC’s overview)
There are different types of licences for different needs. Your drivers will need a commercial licence. This web page details the type of commercial licence they will need, depending on what type of vehicle they will drive.

Canadian Drivers’ License Reference Guide
This guide identifies each of the 13 Canadian jurisdictions (10 provinces and 2 territories) and their driver licensing classification system. The content includes the driver licence class, type of vehicle permitted to operate, and restriction/endorsement codes.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training
Transport Canada’s information on training for TDG, including guidelines on training, and sample certificates.

Module 3

Transport Canada Motor Vehicle Safety
Transport Canada works with industry and government partners to propose and enforce National Safety Standards. They establish the safety fitness requirements by which provinces and territories regulate motor carriers under federal jurisdiction. They also regulate drivers’ hours of service to prevent accidents due to fatigue.

CVSE: Hours of Service
Industry update, bulletins and circulars related to Hours of Service.

Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (Booklet 5)
A guide and plain language summary to help you understand some of the laws in British Columbia that affect the National Safety Code.

Motor Vehicle Act Regulations
The MVAR regarding National Safety Code.  It’s worthwhile to return to these regulations for further understanding and clarification of Hours of Service regulations.

Module 4

CVSA Inspections
Site describes the elements of CVSA inspections at different levels.

CVSE Vehicle Inspections and Standards (CVIP)
Access to VIP online and information about the Vehicle Inspections & Standards Program.

Commercial Transport Program Inspection Stations
Inspection stations listed with the Commercial Transport Program.

Vehicle Maintenance Form
Download a copy of a Vehicle Maintenance Form. You may use this form to track:   

  • repairs
  • maintenance service
  • failed inspections and the reasons
  • repairs made following inspections
  • re-inspections

TranBC’s YouTube Channel
TranBC’s YouTube channel offers videos on programs such as Weigh2 Go, transportation tips, including safe winter driving and how to put on chains, and more.

CVSE mobile App
Looking for an inspection station? Check the CVSE Mobile Ap.

ICBC’s guide for Tractor-trailer Combination Pre-trip Inspection
Starting on Page 200 of this document, there is a step-by-step procedure to follow for pre-trip inspections for commercial vehicles. From Chapter Ten of Driving Commercial Vehicles, the guide used to study for your commercial driver's licence.

Motor Vehicle Act Regulations
The MVAR regarding vehicle inspection and maintenance.

Module 5

Accessing the Carrier Profile Online
Information about obtaining a BCeID and accessing your carrier profile.

Register for Your BCeID
Site includes links to information on how to get three types of BCeID: Business, Personal, and Basic.

National Safety Code Audit Information (Booklet 6)
A guide and summary to help you understand some of the laws in British Columbia that affect the National Safety Code Carrier Audit.

CVSE Blitz in Delta (Trans BC YouTube)
Check out a video of the CVSE Inspection Blitz in Delta, BC to get a window into the process of random monitoring.

Additional Resources of Interest

TranBC’s Commercial Vehicle-related Blog Stories
Blog stories from TranBC filtered for relevance to commercial vehicle drivers and carriers.

Commercial Transport Act
Full Commercial Vehicle Act online.

Motor Vehicle Act
Full Motor Vehicle Act online.

BCTA BC Trucking Association
CVSE’s dispute resolution process for Out of Service Declarations and Notice & Orders, in response to recommendations by the BCTA and the National Safety Code Task Force.

Fuel-efficient Driving Techniques
Description: Driving for Fuel Economy. This federal online program of instruction uses videos to teach driving for fuel economy.

Commercial Vehicle Route Planner
The Commercial Vehicle Trip Planner function displays the shortest driving distance as provided by Google Maps.