Monday, February 5, 2024

An investigation into why trucks keep hitting British Columbia overpasses

Vancouver Sun:

“It’s pretty simple. The biggest thing is the pay right now for oversized loads,” says [one driver], who has been hauling large loads for 18 years. “Nobody wants to pay the professional companies who have been doing this for a long time.”


There is a flashing-light warning system that detects eastbound overheight trucks on Highway 1 in Langley before one overpass, but it is in the wrong place because it comes after a turnoff that would allow a trucker to exit


Six trucks have struck the 264 Street overpass on Highway 1 since Jan. 2022