Logging trucks get checked over at a vehicle inspection set up next to Cottonwood just north of town in Fort St. James on Wednesday

Vehicle checks in Fort St. James for road safety

Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) hosted some vehicle check stops in the Fort last week.

Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) hosted some vehicle check stops in the Fort last week.

CSVE hosted them and invited the RCMP, Ministry of Forests and Range and WorkSafe BC to attend as well.

The CSVE was doing level one inspections on commercial vehicles, looking for mechanical defects.

Ministry of Forests and Range checked the logging loads for correct timber marks and load slips.

The RCMP were doing vehicle fitness checks, counter attack checks for drivers under the influence, seat belts and cell phone use.

“It’s been going well,” said Constable John Burns out of Prince George.

Burns thought motorists were giving them a mostly positive reception and he hadn’t encountered any serious issues at that point.

Constable Christopher Brown with Stuart-Nechako Traffic Services said they hadn’t encountered as much logging truck traffic as they had expected, but the checks were going well.

Drivers waiting by their rigs didn’t seem to mind the inspections and said the checks didn’t take too long if they were in compliance.