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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.

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New BC penalties could leave trucks impounded

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, B.C. — Come the end of September, B.C. is going to be a lot tougher on motorists who drink and drive, and that includes commercial vehicles.

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BCTA seeks carbon tax freeze

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, B.C. — The B.C. Trucking Association would like to see the provincial government to ease a financial burden on the trucking industry and put the carbon tax in limbo.

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BC Government Warms Up for National Trucking Week

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VICTORIA – After having to work through a summer that saw anti-trucking billboards, truckers in BC get some nice words from the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.

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BCTA lobbies for industry friendly tax measures

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VICTORIA — As the B.C. government makes plans for next year’s budget the B.C. Trucking Association made sure the trucking industry’s concerns will be considered.

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Canadian Freightways veteran earns top trucker status

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VICTORIA — Adament that his equipment is always in top working order, John Beeler has racked up more than 3.75 million kilometres without a preventable accident or injury.

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B.C. ready to recognize safe carriers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, B.C. — After much planning B.C.’s trucking industry will finally be able to participate in the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program.

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Pro-rated licence fees on the horizon in B.C.

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, B.C. — The B.C. Trucking Association has revealed the provincial government has provisionally approved pro-rated licence fees for commercial trucks and buses.

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B.C. drivers vie for supremacy

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, B.C. — This weekend more than 50 of B.C.’s top professional drivers will compete for bragging rights.

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Speed limiters coasting west?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — In a recent blog posted on the Vancouver Sun website, Paul Landry urges the B.C. government to consider speed limiter legislation in the province.

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CTA environmental initiative is gaining steam

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — When it was presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, the Canadian Trucking Alliance’s enviroTruck initiative received a welcome boost from the David Suzuki Foundation.

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BC owner-ops likely separate from new definitions of ‘independent worker’

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

SURREY, B.C. — Changes that WorkSafeBC has made to the definitions and policies for “workers, employers and independent operators,”

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B.C. legislation planning for safer trucking industry

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VICTORIA — A four-point plan to improve the safety of commercial vehicles has been tabled in the B.C. government.

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BCTA takes TransLink to task

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — TransLink is proposing to increase local taxes and fees by $450 million a year, and it’s not sitting well with the province’s trucking association.

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Loophole allows owner to keep on truckin’

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — The owner of multiple B.C. trucking operations has come under scrutiny after three of his five operations were suspended for safety violations.