Free Wi-Fi installed at commercial vehicle inspection stations in Northeast B.C.

A commercial vehicle driving past the Highway 49 weigh scales. File photo

VICTORIA, B.C. — The provincial government announced today that it has installed free Wi-Fi at three commercial vehicle inspection stations in Northeast B.C.

The government said it is currently in the process of installing free Wi-Fi at all weigh scales and inspection stations across the province, which it said will improve safety and efficiency for professional drivers. The Wi-Fi-enabled inspection stations will allow commercial drivers to check DriveBC for highway delays or closures affecting their route, obtain transport permits for future trips, and stay connected to family, friends, and colleagues back home.

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On average, the government said that Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement officers conduct more than 25,000 vehicle inspections each year, issuing violation tickets and removing unsafe vehicles from provincial roadways on a daily basis.

24 inspection stations across the province now have free Wi-Fi, including the following stations in Northeast B.C.:

  • Fort Nelson – 2809 Alaska Highway North, Fort Nelson
  • Fort St. John – 9011 Alaska Highway North, Fort St. John
  • Pouce Coupe – 13350 Highway 2, Dawson Creek

Wi-Fi is also available at the following inspection stations in the rest of the province:

  • Prince George North – 1581 John Hart Highway, Prince George
  • Red Rock – 360-1011 4th Ave., Prince George
  • Terrace – 2916 Highway 16 East, Terrace
  • Tete Jaune Cache – Junction of Highway 5 and Highway 16, Valemount
  • Vanderhoof – Junction of Highway 16 and Highway 27, Vanderhoof
  • Duncan North – 7201 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan
  • Haig – 63620 Highway 7, Hope
  • Hunter Creek – 58705 Trans-Canada Highway, Hope
  • Laidlaw – 58710 Trans-Canada Highway, Hope
  • Nordel – 8150 Nordel Way, Delta
  • Parksville – 1326 Island Highway East, Nanoose Bay
  • Pacific – 316-176th St., Surrey
  • Castlegar – 310 Highway 3, Castlegar
  • Golden – 2570 N. Trans-Canada Highway, Golden
  • Kamloops Eastbound – 2575 W. Trans-Canada Highway, Kamloops
  • Kamloops Westbound – 2650 W. Trans-Canada Highway, Kamloops
  • Kaleden – 100 Main Street, Penticton
  • Quesnel – 3870 Highway 97 North, Quesnel
  • Sparwood – 17 km east of Sparwood on Highway 3, Sparwood
  • Vernon – 6775 Highway 97, Vernon
  • Yahk – Junction of Highway 3 and Highway 95, Yahk
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