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*IMPORTANT* BRITISH COLUMBIA CHANGES TIRE CHAIN REQUIREMENTS THAT AFFECT HEAVY DUTY AUTOSOCK USAGE
November 28, 2018
The BC Government has just announced changes to their chain up requirements. The changes are as follows.
- Commercial trucks under 11,794 kg LGVW must carry chains or acceptable traction devices (Autosocks approved), unless the vehicle is equipped with winter rated tires
- Commercial vehicles 11,794 kg LGVW and greater, such as tractor trailers, are required to carry steel chains (Autosocks NOT approved) on most major highways
For more information see attached:
AUTOSOCK PARTNERS WITH COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
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