Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement

References and Publications

This page shows several important references used by professional drivers and carriers who work in British Columbia.

The Commercial Transport Manual is designed to be used online. All other publications listed here are available for you to download in PDF format You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0, or if you prefer, you can pick up hard copies at any ICBC driver licensing office. With the exception of Driving Commercial Vehicles and the Commercial Transport Manual, these publications are also available at B.C. weigh scales.


Notice and Order Information


Notice and Order Information provides a quick reference for individuals or carriers that may have received a notice and order. The document provides some answers to common questions such as:

  • What is a Notice and Order?
  • Why did I receive a Notice and Order?
  • What do I do when I receive a Notice and Order?


Online Permits Service


Assessment of Potential Safety Benefits of a Weight Allowance Reduction for Quad Axle Trailers in British Columbia


Online Permits Service


Weight Allowance Reduction for Quad-Axle Trailers
CVSE Director Decision

Online Permits Service


15-Passenger Van Safety

The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) review shows 15-passenger vans are safe for road and highway use when the vehicles are properly maintained, loaded and operated.  In addition, drivers of 15 passenger vans must be properly licensed. For quick reference, please read the CCMTA’s guidelines on the correct maintenance, driving and loading requirements.  Frequently asked questions and the complete CCMTA evaluation on 15 passenger vans are also available for viewing.

Online Permits Service


Your Guide to Livestock Hauling

Online Permits Service


Vehicle Inspection Manual 2016
effective July 1st, 2016

Order from Queen's Printer via this link.

Online Permits Service


Online Permit Services Brochure provides information about obtaining a commercial permit in British Columbia.

Booklets 1 through 4


Booklets 1 through 4 provide compliance information for operators in British Columbia.


Farm Vehicles On The Move
A guide to licensing and insuring farm vehicles in British Columbia

NSC Safety Code Safety Certificate Application Guide


National Safety Code Safety Certificate Application must be completed by anyone wishing to be a carrier in B.C.

Driving Commercial Vehicles Civer


Driving Commercial Vehicles is for anyone who wishes to apply for a B.C. commercial driver’s licence.

Within an Inch of Your Life


Within an Inch of Your Life You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 (281KB) contains advice for drivers who must check and adjust air brakes.

Brochure Layout You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 (1.56 MB)

Handout Layout You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 (1.58 MB)


Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement Division INFO SHEETS - PDF


Gross Vehicle Weight Rating – Frequently Asked Questions

Commercial Transport Procedures Manual


The Commercial Transport Procedures Manual contains essential information for anyone involved with commercial trucking in B.C. If you drive a large recreational vehicle or tow a trailer you'll also find valuable information here.



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