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Find truck parking facilities, trucking regulations and info on the City’s Truck Parking Strategy.

As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, Surrey is committed to ensuring that its infrastructure, economy and communities are built to best serve its growing population.

Commercial trucking moves approximately 90 per cent of all consumer products and foodstuffs and almost two-thirds (by value) of Canada’s trade with the United States. As a gateway community, supporting an efficient local trucking industry and effective goods movement is important in Surrey.

Learn about truck parking regulations, parking locations and efforts to increase the supply of authorized truck parking facilities in Surrey.

NEW: Truck Parking App

Truckers looking for local parking spots can now use the ParkStash app to easily find and book available parking spots in Surrey. (See disclaimer below).

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Rules & Regulations

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. 

      Trucks Permitted

      Truck route signage

      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.

        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.

          Learn more about Truck Parking in Surrey in Zoning Bylaw, No. 12000, Part 4, General Provisions, IL Zone and IH Zone sections.

          Contact the Planning and Development Department with any questions.

          Truck Parking Strategy

          The Surrey Truck Parking Strategy, released on December 17, 2019, highlights the findings of the Mayor’s Task Force on Truck Parking and sets out potential options to increase Surrey’s truck parking supply. Read the Surrey Truck Parking Strategy: A Report by the Mayor’s Task Force on Truck Parking  - Full Report for full details.

          As the majority of the recommended initiatives are focused on encouraging industry-led solutions, the City’s role will primarily involve the establishment of and improvements to the policies, bylaws, and processes necessary to encourage and support these opportunities. 

          As the initiatives are implemented, the City will monitor their effectiveness and consider other new opportunities that may arise.