Find truck parking facilities, trucking regulations and info on the Truck Parking Task Force.
Commercial truck parking in Surrey is estimated at approximately 6,000 vehicles and demand for truck parking is growing. It is important that parking be in compliance with established zoning and bylaws.
The supply of authorized truck parking facilities in the City of Surrey has been a long-standing issue. The newly established Truck Parking Task Force has a one-year term and mandate to evaluate and recommend options to Council to:
- increase the supply of authorized truck parking facilities within the City; and
- better meet the needs of Surrey truck operators.
Learn more about truck parking regulations, current parking locations and efforts underway to increase the supply of authorized truck parking facilities in the city.
Truck Parking Task Force
Surrey's Truck Parking Task Force was created to develop creative options and help facilitate equitable and sustainable solutions for legal commercial truck park operations within the City.
To learn about the Surrey Truck Parking Strategy developed by the Task Force, visit the Truck Parking Task Force page.
Where are trucks currently permitted to park?
Parking heavy trucks with a licensed gross vehicle weight that exceeds 5,000 kilograms (11,023 lbs.) is permitted only within certain zones of the City:
- Residential: Heavy trucks are not permitted to be parked or stored either inside or outside a building or structure on any lot in a residential zone
- Industrial: Sites zoned Light Impact Industrial (IL) and High Impact Industrial (IH) permit commercial vehicle parking and the development of truck parking facilities
- Agricultural: Parking in agricultural zones is permitted as long as the parking of the truck is related to the agricultural use of the property or meets the following conditions:
- There is a farm operation and a residential dwelling on the lot
- The trucks and trailers are registered to the owner and/or occupant of the lot
- The parking of the trucks and trailers are in compliance with setbacks, farm residential footprint requirements and fill deposition regulations
- There is appropriate or suitable access to the farm site.
- In which case you will be permitted to park 2 trucks and trailers on lots up to 10 acres and 3 trucks and trailers on lots 10 acres or more.
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Rules & Regulations
Heavy Commercial Vehicles
For the purpose of the City of Surrey's Highway and Traffic By-law, 1997, No. 13007, a Heavy Commercial Vehicle is any vehicle with a licensed gross vehicle weight over 5,000 Kilograms. This includes, but is not limited to, trucks, tow vehicles, wreckers, buses or highway tractors (with or without trailers).
The City of Surrey prohibits the parking of Heavy Commercial Vehicles from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on any street in Surrey, even those designated as truck routes. Learn about truck parking facilities located in Surrey in the map at the top of this page.
Heavy Commercial Vehicles can only park temporarily in a residential area for the purpose of loading or unloading at any time of day.
A Heavy Truck is any commercial vehicle with a licensed gross vehicle weight over 10,000kg. This includes, but is not limited to, dump trucks, buses or highway tractors (with or without trailers).
Heavy Trucks are not allowed in residential areas for the purpose of deliveries between 7:00 pm and 7:00 am.
All truck routes are clearly marked with signage indicating direction of the truck route and time restrictions, if applicable. If there is no sign indicating a road is a truck route, it is not a truck route.
Trucks Not Permitted
Some roads have signage clearly stating No Heavy Truck Route. These roads, for a variety of reasons, are designated No Heavy Truck Route, as there are safety issues (school zones, playground zones, steep hills) associated with trucks travelling on them. As these roads are specifically named "No Heavy Truck Route," the fines associated with travelling on a No Heavy Truck Route are higher than roads without that designation.
If your delivery destination is off a truck route, you arrive at and depart from your destination by using the most direct route from the nearest truck route to your delivery point.
Securing Your Load
A properly secured load prevents injuries and accidents from occurring due to articles falling or bouncing off a truck or trailer.
You must ensure that not only is your load prevented from moving side to side or back and forth, but also upward. By preventing upward motion, you ensure your load, in the event of an accident, remains on the truck or trailer.