British Columbia Transporter License Plates

"Transporter" means a person regularly engaged in the business of transporting vehicles.
A Transporter's licence consists of a distinctive number plate corresponding to the licence which authorizes an individual to operate or tow any vehicle on the highway other than a vehicle owned by said transporter. A transporter number plate must be conspicuously displayed on every vehicle that is
(a) being delivered in the course of business of a transporter, and
(b) in direct contact with the highway.
It is thought that the first Transporter plates first started to appear in 1957, but there are few records of their existence until the 1960s. The plates are easily identifiable by the slogan Transporter that appear across the bottom of all plates until 1979 when it began to appear across the top. Since 1985, the plates have been issued in the familiar Flag Graphic style with a "TR" prefix, generally seen in the TR-0000 to TR-9999 format.

1960
Issuing Statistics
1960:
Unknown
1961
Issuing Statistics
1961:
Unknown
1962
Issuing Statistics
1962:
Unknown
1963
Issuing Statistics
1963:
Unknown
1964
Issuing Statistics
1964:
1 to 200
1965
Issuing Statistics
1965:
1 to 250
1966
Issuing Statistics
1966:
1 to 250
1967
Issuing Statistics
1967:
1 to 250
1968
Dave Hollins Collection
Issuing Statistics
1968:
1 to 250
1969
Issuing Statistics
1969:
1 to 250
1970
Don Schneider Collection
Issuing Statistics
1970:
1 to 300
1971
Dave Hollins Collection
Issuing Statistics
1971:
1 to 350
1972
Issuing Statistics
1972:
1 to 350
1973
Dave Hollins Collection
Issuing Statistics
1973:
1 to 250
1974
Issuing Statistics
1974:
Unknown
1975
Issuing Statistics
1975:
501 to 1600
1976
Issuing Statistics
1976:
1601 to 2700
1977
Issuing Statistics
1977:
Unknown
1978
Issuing Statistics
1978:
Unknown

1979 - 1986
Issuing Statistics
1979:
unknown
* Many of the 1979 base plates shown here were re-decaled by Tom Lindner many years after they were originally issued or last used.

1986 - 2022
Issuing Statistics
1985:
TR-0000 to TR-5999
????:
TR-6000 to TR-9999
2022:
TS-0000

Sources
Dan Howlett, "Decoding British Columbia License Plates", http://www.kasumirecords.com/bcplates/index.htm (October 28, 2001).
Revised Statutes of British Columbia (1996) Motor Vehicle Act

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