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“Point in Time” Act and Supplement Content

COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT ACT

[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 58

NOTE: Links below go to act  and supplement content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 6, 2000 to "current to" date of the act.)
SECTIONEFFECTIVE DATE
1June 21, 2002
 May 29, 2003
 June 1, 2007
 December 1, 2007
 May 1, 2008
 November 2, 2017
 November 27, 2018
 November 27, 2018
3January 14, 2010
4May 29, 2003
 October 31, 2019
6March 29, 2004
 June 1, 2007
 June 1, 2007
 June 1, 2007
 December 1, 2007
 July 1, 2010
 July 1, 2010
 April 1, 2013
 April 1, 2013
 November 2, 2017
 March 14, 2024
11November 30, 2007
 December 1, 2007
 January 1, 2009
 January 14, 2010
 November 27, 2018
12March 14, 2024
SupplementMay 18, 2006

  Section 1 definition of "motor vehicle" BEFORE amended by 2000-16-5, effective June 21, 2002 (BC Reg 150/2002).

"motor vehicle" means a vehicle designed to be self propelled, except a vehicle operating wholly on fixed rails or tracks and except an electric trolley bus;

  Section 1 definitions of "semi-trailer" and "trailer" BEFORE amended by 2003-37-4, effective May 29, 2003 (Royal Assent).

"semi-trailer" includes

(a) a vehicle without motive power designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle or truck tractor and so constructed that an appreciable part of its weight and that of its load rests on and is carried by the motor vehicle or truck tractor, and

(b) a pole trailer

but does not include a vehicle having a gross vehicle weight of less than 700 kg that is licensed under the Motor Vehicle Act;

"trailer" includes a vehicle without motive power designed to be drawn by or used in conjunction with a motor vehicle and constructed so that no appreciable part of its weight rests on or is carried by the motor vehicle, but does not include a house trailer or a trailer having a gross vehicle weight of less than 700 kg that is licensed under the Motor Vehicle Act;

  Section 1 definition of "motor vehicle liability policy" BEFORE amended by 2003-94-45, effective June 1, 2007 (BC Reg 166/2006).

"motor vehicle liability policy" means a certificate of insurance issued by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia in the form, and providing insurance against perils and for such amounts, as is prescribed by the Insurance (Motor Vehicle) Act and the regulations under that Act;

  Section 1 definition of "oversize" BEFORE amended by 2007-14-212,Sch, effective December 1, 2007 (BC Reg 354/2007).

"oversize" means the amount derived by subtracting from the outside width, height or overall length of a commercial vehicle with its load, if any, the permissible outside width, height or overall length prescribed under this Act and the regulations;

  Section 1 definition of "trailer" BEFORE amended by 2008-15-13, effective May 1, 2008 (Royal Assent).

"trailer" includes a vehicle without motive power designed to be drawn by or used in conjunction with a motor vehicle and constructed so that no appreciable part of its weight rests on or is carried by the motor vehicle, but does not include a house trailer or a trailer having a gross vehicle weight of less than 1401 kg that is licensed under the Motor Vehicle Act;

  Section 1 definition of "motor vehicle" (part) BEFORE amended by 2017-10-63,Sch 4, effective November 2, 2017 (Royal Assent).

"motor vehicle" means a vehicle designed to be self propelled, but does not include

  Section 1 definition of "commercial vehicle", paragraph (b) BEFORE amended by 2018-53-52(a), effective November 27, 2018 (Royal Assent).

(b) an ambulance, casket wagon, fire apparatus, hearse, motor bus, tow car, road building machine, taxi and a tractor,

  Section 1 definition of "commercial vehicle", paragraph (b.1) was added by 2018-53-52(b), effective November 27, 2018 (Royal Assent).

  Section 3 (b) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 5/10 under RS1996-238-11(3), effective January 14, 2010 (BC Reg 5/2010).

(b) a road building machine operated by or on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation and Highways or, within its jurisdiction, by or on behalf of a municipality, while engaged in the maintenance or repair of a highway or in snow ploughing on a highway.

  Section 4 (1) BEFORE amended by 2003-37-5, effective May 29, 2003 (Royal Assent).

(1)  Except as otherwise provided in this Act, the following sections of the Motor Vehicle Act are deemed to be incorporated in this Act as though they were set out here and made applicable to the provisions here: sections 2, 8 to 20, 21 (3), 28, 51, 52, 60 (1) to (3), 62 (2), 64, 66, 69 to 71, 73, 74, 78, 80 to 82, 82.1, 83, 83.1 (1) to (6) and (8) to (13), 83.2, 86 to 88, 90, 93, 104.1 to 104.95, 105.1 to 105.94, 210, 211, 213, 216, 217, 218 and 219 to 223.

  Section 4 (1) BEFORE amended by 2019-36-85, effective October 31, 2019 (Royal Assent).

Motor Vehicle Act provisions

4   (1) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, the following sections of the Motor Vehicle Act are deemed to be incorporated in this Act as though they were set out here and made applicable to the provisions here: sections 2, 8 to 15, 16 (1) to (3), 17 to 20, 21 (3), 28, 28.2, 28.3, 51, 52, 60 (1) to (3), 62 (2), 64, 66, 69 to 71, 73, 74, 78, 80 to 82, 82.1, 83, 83.1 (1) to (6) and (8) to (13), 83.2, 86 to 88, 90, 93, 104.1 to 104.95, 105.1 to 105.95, 210, 211, 213, 216, 217, 218, 219 to 223 and 241 to 248.

  Section 6 (6) (b) BEFORE amended by 2003-70-112, effective March 29, 2004 (BC Reg 64/2004).

(b) a corporation registered in British Columbia as an extraprovincial company under the Company Act, or

  Section 6 (3) (b) BEFORE amended by 2003-94-46(a), effective June 1, 2007 (BC Reg 166/2006).

(b) in accordance with the Insurance (Motor Vehicle) Act and its regulations, for a motor vehicle liability policy.

  Section 6 (4) (b) BEFORE amended by 2003-94-46(b) that was amended by 2006-28-51, effective June 1, 2007 (BC Reg 166/2006).

(b) the insurance premium prescribed under the Insurance (Motor Vehicle) Act, and

  Section 6 (5) BEFORE amended by 2003-94-46(c) that was amended by 2006-28-51, effective June 1, 2007 (BC Reg 166/2006).

(5)  Subject to subsection (6), on receipt of the application in the form required by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, and on being satisfied of the truth of the facts stated in the application, and that the prescribed fees and insurance premiums and taxes have been paid, the corporation must register the name and address of the owner and the description of the commercial vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer in a file or index kept for that purpose, and must issue to the owner

  Section 6 (2) (c) BEFORE amended by 2007-14-81, effective December 1, 2007 (BC Reg 354/2007).

(c) insure the commercial vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer under a motor vehicle liability policy, or give the corporation proof of financial responsibility, as required under the Motor Vehicle Act and its regulations.

  Section 6 (4) (c) BEFORE amended by 2010-05-173(a), effective July 1, 2010.

(c) the amount of tax owing in respect of the commercial vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer under the Social Service Tax Act.

  Section 6 (12) (c) BEFORE amended by 2010-05-173(b), effective July 1, 2010.

(c) any amount for the commercial vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer under the Social Service Tax Act is not paid to the corporation.

  Section 6 (4) (c) BEFORE amended and subparagraph (iv) was added by 2013-1-70(a), effective April 1, 2013.

(c) the amount of tax owing in respect of the commercial vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer under

(i)  the Social Service Tax Act,

(ii)  the Consumption Tax Rebate and Transition Act, or

(iii)  sections 212.1, section 218.1 or Division IV.1 of Part IX of the Excise Tax Act (Canada). 

  Section 6 (12) (c) BEFORE amended and subparagraph (iv) was added by 2013-1-70(b), effective April 1, 2013.

(c) any amount owing in respect of the commercial vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer under

(i)  the Social Service Tax Act,

(ii)  the Consumption Tax Rebate and Transition Act, or

(iii)  section 212.1 or 218.1 or Division IV.1 of Part IX of the Excise Tax Act (Canada)

is not paid to the corporation.

  Section 6 (10) (a) BEFORE amended by 2017-10-63,Sch 4, effective November 2, 2017 (Royal Assent).

(a) for a tow car, grader, loader, shovel, roller, mixer, crane, a tractor other than a truck tractor or other self propelled construction machinery, the weight of the vehicle fully equipped;

  Section 6 (4) (c) (iii) BEFORE amended by 2024-7-1, effective March 14, 2024 (Royal Assent).

(iii) sections 212.1, section 218.1 or Division IV.1 of Part IX of the Excise Tax Act (Canada), or

  Section 11 (3) (d) BEFORE amended by 2007-41-58, effective November 30, 2007 (BC Reg 399/2007).

(d) in a regulation made under subsection (2) (a) or (m), reflect, in relation to any part of the major road network, as that term is defined in the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority Act, a recommendation made by the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority under section 24 (2) (e) of that Act.

  Section 11 (2) (f) BEFORE amended by 2007-14-215,Sch, effective December 1, 2007 (BC Reg 354/2007).

(f) prescribing the method of determining any fact necessary to be determined for computing the amount of any fee payable under this Act or the regulations and the person or official by whom the fact must be determined;

  Section 11 (2) (d) BEFORE amended by 2008-15-15, effective January 1, 2009 (BC Reg 313/08).

(d) providing for the granting of permits for the temporary operation on the highways of commercial vehicles for the purpose only of their transportation from one place in British Columbia to another without being registered or licensed under this Act;

  Section 11 (2) (m) and (t) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 5/10 under RS1996-238-11(3), effective January 14, 2010 (BC Reg 5/2010).

(m) prescribing or providing for the prescription by the minister, with the concurrence of the Minister of Transportation and Highways, of the permissible width, length, height, projections and overhangs of and from loads and vehicles;

(t) authorizing the minister, with the concurrence of the Minister of Transportation and Highways, when it is in the public interest, to enter into agreements exempting, in whole or in part, commercial vehicles from the provisions of this Act or the regulations, or from the fees prescribed for designated highways or under certain prescribed terms and conditions;

  Section 11 (2) (j.1) was added by 2018-53-53, effective November 27, 2018 (Royal Assent).

  Section 12 (2) and (4) BEFORE amended by 2024-7-2, effective March 14, 2024 (Royal Assent).

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence, and is liable, on conviction

(a) for a contravention of subsection (1) (c) or (d), to a fine of not more than $500, and

(b) for a contravention of subsection (1) (a) or (b), to a fine of at least the amount prescribed by the regulations but not more than $500 and, in addition, to a penalty of at least the amount prescribed by the regulations but not more than $6 for every 45 kg of overload,

and every contravention constitutes a separate offence.

(4) A person contravening any other provision of this Act or the regulations is liable, on conviction, to a fine of not more than $500.

  Supplement BEFORE repealed by 2006-33-1(1)(e), effective May 18, 2006 (Royal Assent).

[Supplement]

Commercial Transport Act

[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 58

1 Section 1 of the Commercial Transport Act is amended

(a) by repealing the definition of "tow car"and by adding the following definition:

"recovery vehicle" means a motor vehicle that is equipped with a winch and boom device or a wheel lift device, or both, and that is designed for towing other motor vehicles by means of that device; , and

(b) in the definition of "semi-trailer" and "trailer" by striking out "includes a vehicle" and substituting "means a vehicle".

1987-61-8.

2 Section 4 (1) is amended by

(a) adding "28.1," after "28," , and

(b) and (c) [Spent].

1987-61-9; 1996-15-12(b),(c).

3 Section 6 (10) (a) is amended by striking out "tow car," and substituting "recovery vehicle,".

1987-61-10.

 Commencement

4  Sections 1 to 3 come into force by regulation of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

1987-61-11; 1996-15-38 (2).