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BCTA video profiles Driver of the Year

December 15, 2017 by Dave Nesseth

KELOWNA, BC – The British Columbia Trucking Association’s 2016 Volvo Trucks Canada Driver of the Year is Randy Kuryk of Bison Transport.

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BCTA names Earle as president/ CEO

November 15, 2017 by elizabeth

LANGLEY, BC – The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) will begin the new year with a new president and Chief Executive Officer.
The association announced Dave Earle will assume the role on Jan. 8, 2018.
In the role he will be responsible for the overall management and direction of the provincial association, as well as promoting its interests and the interests of members with governments, the business community, and the public.

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Yako stepping down as BCTA chief

August 16, 2017 by John Smith

LANGLEY, BC – Louise Yako has announced that by the end of this year she will step down as president and Chief Executive Officer of the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) – a role she has held for six years.

She has been a staff member of the province’s largest trucking association for two decades.

“I am so fortunate to have been able to work at this great organization that represents such a necessary industry. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege to work with and for knowledgeable, dedicated and supportive members,” she said in a written announcement. “BCTA has survived and thrived for more than 100 years. I know that its future will be at least as successful as its past.”

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B.C. trucking industry: Here’s help for your kids’ schooling

July 14, 2017 by sehui

LANGELY, B.C.-The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) offers several scholarship opportunities to children of member company owners and employees: the BCTA Motor Carrier Member Scholarship for motor carrier members and the BCTA Associate Member Scholarship for associate members.

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BCTA cites policy work and wins for 2016

June 4, 2017 by John Smith

KELOWNA, BC – The BC Trucking Association is citing a broad range of policy work and gains in the last year, affecting topics from safety to the regulatory environment and taxes.

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BCTA hires new policy director

February 7, 2017 by John Smith

LANGLEY, BC — The BC Trucking Association (BCTA) has hired Cory Paterson as its new director – policy, in a role that involves advancing association positions and interests.

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Bison’s Kuryk wins BCTA Driver of the Year

October 5, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

KELOWNA, BC – The British Columbia Trucking Association’s 2016 Volvo Trucks Canada Driver of the Year is Randy Kuryk of Bison Transport.

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National Trucking Week 2016: Heavy trucks & drivers deserve a “brake”

September 2, 2016 Louise Yako

You can’t work in the trucking industry for long without realizing the interconnectedness of the trucking world – goods with communities, roads with ports, airports, and railways, regulations across international and provincial borders and municipal boundaries, you name it. Another connection may not be immediately apparent: National Trucking Week and “jake” brakes.
National Trucking Week celebrates the efficient and largely unobtrusive work men and women in the industry undertake daily to provide us all with essentials year round. Few businesses or communities would survive without them. Jake brakes, a nickname for engine brakes, are used on heavy trucks to slow the vehicle down using engine compression. Engine brakes are also extremely efficient but may not be so unobtrusive, especially when not properly muffled.

The connection between the two isn’t about noise – festivals and fireworks and loud bangs from brakes – it’s about safety.

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BCTA announces 2016-2017 board and executive committee

June 14, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

LANGLEY, BC – The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) elected its board of directors for 2016 – 2017 at its annual general meeting and management conference in Kelowna, BC.

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BC Trucking Association Training Calendar

February 4, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

LANGLEY, BC – Following are upcoming training opportunities offered by the BC Trucking Association.

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BCTA Offering Leadership Communications Training

August 31, 2015 by sehui

LANGLEY, BC — The British Columbia Trucking Association has negotiated a deal exclusively for its members so they can get special training when it comes to improving their communications skills.

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B.C Trucking Group Names Leadership for 2015-16

June 19, 2015 by Peter Carter

LANGLEY — The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) has named a Board of Directors for 2015- 2016 at the BCTA’s Annual General Meeting and Management Conference in Whistler, BC. Board Chairman Kevin Johnson of Coastal Pacific Xpress will remain on for the second year of his two-year term.

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BC’s Trans-Canada, Massey Tunnel to be Improved

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VICTORIA – The BC government announced plans to improve key highway lane as well as the George Massey Tunnel. And while it’s welcome news, the BCTA is stressing the importance of getting it done quickly.

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B.C. adopts pro-rated licence fees

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VICTORIA — The B.C. government officially approved pro-rated licence fees for commercial vehicles, including both trucks and buses.

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The battle for public perception in BC

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — BC Trucking Association boss Paul Landry knows that no matter how impressive a safety record the trucking industry produces, it doesn’t matter at all until the general public believes it.