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BCTA honors members and emerges with new leadership

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

KELOWNA, B.C. — The B.C. Trucking Association came away from its annual conference with a new chairperson and some recognition for a handful of deserving members.

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Changes on the way for B.C. truckers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VICTORIA — With input from the B.C. Trucking Association, the provincial government is implementing four changes to the region’s trucking industry.

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BCTA knows the importance of fruits and vegetables

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, B.C. — Unable to digest an amendment to a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) policy that was introduced seemingly unnoticed, the B.C. Trucking Association went looking for a change of diet.

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BC Trucking Association Turns 100

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, BC – The British Columbia Trucking Association is celebrating its 100th anniversary in Kelowna at its annual conference in June.

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BCTA: TransLink plan still not looking out for truckers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — B.C.’s transport regulator has acknowledged provincial truckers’ concerns with its much-hyped 2010 10-Year Transportation Plan. It just doesn’t look like it wants to do anything about it.

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B.C. recognizes industry elite

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WHISTLER, B.C. — It took nearly four decades and 3.5 million miles, but Robert Fleming has earned the honor of Driver of the Year.

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BC commish halts changes to trailer insurance rate structure

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, B.C. — B.C.’s Utilities Commission has rejected a request by transport authorities to standardize basic insurance premiums for transport trailers.

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BCTA lobbies for reduced worker’s comp rates

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, B.C. — WorkSafeBC recently released its projected base rates for 2009, which included a two cent increase for general trucking.

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Bridge, Not Tunnels says Yako

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

SURREY, BC – The British Columbia Trucking Association wants a bridge, not another tunnel, to replace the George Massey Tunnel. The question, however, is whether to toll the new crossing.

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B.C. truckers high-five new tax

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VICTORIA — Canada’s westernmost province is planning to harmonize its provincial sales tax with the federal GST next July and the trucking industry here stands to benefit from the idea.

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B.C. crowns top driver

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Maybe it was the home field advantage, or maybe he’s just the best, but Dean Grant of Abbotsford, B.C. was crowned the province’s Grand Champion at the driving championships held in Abbotsford.

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BC driver training pilot delayed

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, B.C. — A specialized truck driver training program planned to launch in B.C. back in April was put on hold, but the province’s trucking association says the pilot program is still forthcoming.

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BCTA pushes for gov’t help in meeting enviro benchmarks

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, B.C. — The B.C. Trucking Association recently went looking for a little help in coping with the province’s carbon tax system.

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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.