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Biodiesel reduces B.C.’s carbon tax

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VICTORIA — With the addition of renewable fuels to B.C.’s diesel and gasoline pools in 2010, the provincial government has decided to relax the controversial carbon tax by 5 percent.

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BCTA adds classified section to website

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, B.C. — As part of their strategy to provide tools and support to members tackling labor shortages, the BC Trucking Association (BCTA) has added a new feature on their transportation career website.

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BCTA lobbies to keep border crossing open to trucks

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ALDERGROVE, B.C. — If Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) has its way, no more trucks will cross into the U.S. at Aldergrove, B.C.

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B.C. toll plan no problem for truckers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

SURREY, B.C. — While some political unrest surrounds a plan by the B.C. government to increase toll fees on the new Port Mann bridge, the province’s trucking association doesn’t see a problem.

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B.C. braces for potential driver shortage

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, B.C. — The B.C. Trucking Association is using 2010 as a year to strategically prepare for an anticipated driver shortage in the trucking industry.

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BCTA calls for better balance between freight and labor

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, B.C. — More than two-thirds of trucking companies responding to a recent survey in B.C. expect to hire or contract an average of five full-time Class 1 drivers during the next year.

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B.C. safety council looking for feedback

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, B.C. — The Trucking Safety Council of B.C. has developed a draft business plan designed to improve safety in the province’s trucking industry and wants to know what you think.

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BCTA seeks pieces of history for trucking book

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, B.C. — The trucking industry has changed significantly in the past 10 years, but the changes are even more mind boggling if you look back 100 years and the B.C. Trucking Association is looking to capture that history.

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B.C. makes weight and length allowances for truckers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VICTORIA — Acting on recommendations from the Trucking Sector Climate Action Working Group, the B.C. government is making two allowances for truckers to increase productivity.

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BCTA to counsel the industry on safety

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGELY, B.C. — In response to the human and financial costs of trucking incidents, the B.C. Trucking Association recently established the B.C. Trucking Safety Council.

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BCTA Chief Thanks Truck Drivers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, BC — National Trucking Week began today, meant as a time to appreciate the role of trucking in Canadian life, and particularly to applaud the skill and professionalism of its drivers.

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B.C. truckers keep border crossing

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ALDERGROVE, B.C. — Chalk a victory up for B.C. truckers.

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Truck safety is more than a numbers game

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, B.C. — Bald tires, faulty brakes, 40 percent out of service, 70 percent taken off the road… scary “statistics” about trucks make great headlines but don’t tell the whole story.

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Corridor safety committee formed following B.C. highway crashes

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A curvy stretch of B.C. highway between Kamloops and Merritt got a little attention recently after a handful of accidents involving heavy trucks.

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BCTA takes exception to revenue neutral carbon tax claims

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, B.C. — On the verge of B.C.’s carbon tax implementation, the B.C. Trucking Association is still wondering what the environmental tax will accomplish.