Air brake endorsement requirements in B.C.
There are 2 types of air brake endorsements in B.C.:
- on-highway - which represents the majority of air brake endorsements for large trucks and buses in B.C.
To operate vehicles equipped with air brakes on a highway, you should have a B.C. driver's licence with an air brake endorsement. Typical vehicles with air brakes include dump trucks, large transport trucks (the cabs and/or trailers) and many types of buses. Some motor homes also have air brakes.
There are two types of air brake endorsements:
- On-highway — You need this endorsement if you have a B.C. driver's licence and want to drive air brake equipped vehicles on a highway. A highway includes all roadways that can be used by the general public.
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- Off-highway (industrial) — You need this endorsement if you want to operate air brake equipped vehicles on industrial roads. An industrial road is most often a road used for transporting natural resources. Example: a logging road.
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