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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.

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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.