Key Facts

The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) branch promotes compliance of safety regulations within the commercial transport sector, with the goal of increasing road safety and protecting public health, the environment and transportation infrastructure.

Within the commercial transport sector, heavy commercial trucks are a large focus of the CVSE:


History of CVSE

CVSE began in 1958 as the B.C. Department of Commercial Transport and became responsible for 15 fixed scale facilities and six portable patrol vehicles. Since that time, the branch as grown and positions developed:

Breakdown of positions within CVSE from 2003 - 2014



283 Total Positions in CVSE

286 Total Positions in CVSE

82 Mobile Inspectors**

180 Mobile Inspectors**

145 Stationary Inspectors

34 Stationary Inspectors

17 Managers

16 Managers

38 Clerical and Support

54 Permit Processing, Clerical and Support

1 Engineer

2 Engineers

**Mobile Inspectors include Carrier Safety Inspectors and Mechanical Vehicle Inspectors


Mobile Inspection Vehicles, Weigh-in-Motion Stations, Pullouts and Weigh Scales

Permits and Inspections Progress

Inspection Levels

Safety and Enforcement

CVSE officers conduct more than 30,000 vehicle inspections each year, issuing violation tickets and removing unsafe vehicles from the provincial roadways on a daily basis. Their focus is on the safe and efficient movement of people and goods in B.C.

B.C. Heavy Truck Collision Statistics

Here are some factors to consider when looking at B.C. heavy commercial truck collision statistics: