March 18, 2015
Secure Your Loads
Kamloops, B.C. – The City of Kamloops Bylaw Department would like to remind residents that insecure loads can cause hazards and result in fines.
Driving a load to the landfill? Ensure that your cargo is securely placed in your vehicle and completely tied down or covered in accordance with Traffic Bylaw No. 23-30, Section 703 – Motor Vehicle Act (BC) Division 35.04.
Improper loads are a danger to everyone on the road. Items that blow off of uncovered trucks and trailers not only litter our roads but also create dangerous driving conditions. This includes yard waste, construction material, household goods and garbage.
With minimal time, effort and money you can ensure your load is properly secured. Tarps and tie-downs can be purchased for less than $10 at most home improvement or automotive stores.
Some tips to remember:
- Do not rely on the weight of items to keep them in your truck.
- A cover keeps materials in the bed of your truck or trailer and improves fuel economy.
- Trash should be in sturdy bags and covered by a strong tarp or cargo netting.
For more information visit www.kamloops.ca/bylaws.