Our Industry Relations Officers are the primary point of contact with the local oil industry. These officers facilitate our traffic safety partnership with many of the local oil producers. The purpose of this is as follows:
Working with company safety coordinators to facilitate traffic safety on M.D. Roads
Providing timely information to oil producers regarding traffic incidents involving their property or personnel
Attend company safety meetings to discuss traffic safety or other related concerns
Provide extra patrol time on industry routes
These officers also enforce the Municipal District road bans which take place primarily in the spring, however can occur year round based on road damage. The officers utilize portable axle weigh scales to check commercial truck weights and ensure they are in compliance with provincial law and the municipal road weight restriction. These officers also conduct many of our Transportation of Dangerous Goods inspections and many of our commercial truck inspections to ensure the thousands of tankers running daily in the M.D. of Bonnyville and doing so in a safe manner. The industry officers work over the full area of the municipality and target specific road issues such as peak traffic period aggressive driving, conflicts between school buses and industry traffic, specifically tanker trucks and gravel hauls.