Today's Trucking

Updated: UPS opens its first CNG fuel station in Canada

June 25, 2018 by elizabeth

VANCOUVER, B.C. – In an effort to get half its Canadian fleet on alternative fuels by the end of the year, UPS Canada has opened its first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in the country.


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.


Saying goodbye to a friend

October 25, 2017 by elizabeth

SURREY, BC – Today the British Columbia trucking family will say goodbye to one of their own.
Long-time friend and pillar of the community Kenneth John Tanner, 65, branch manager of the SAF-Holland Surrey, B.C. facility and sales representative for Western Canada and Alaska, passed away suddenly Oct. 15.


Crashes double from Oct to Dec says BC safety group

October 12, 2017 by elizabeth

RICHMOND, BC – The Winter Driving Safety Alliance (WDSA) is urging drivers in British Columbia and everywhere to drive according to the weather conditions and go slow on the roads as Fall transitions into Winter.
The group made up of industry insiders in that province, including the Government of B.C., the Insurance Corporation of B.C., and WorkSafeBC, says the number of police-attended collisions due to driving too fast for the weather conditions doubles each year in December, compared with October from the same year.


B.C. says goodbye to tolls on two bridges

August 25, 2017 by elizabeth

COQUITLAM, BC – Commercial drivers traveling in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia could save up to $4,500 a year beginning September 1, with Premier John Horgan eliminating tolls on Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges.


AutoSock Approval Expands in Canada

October 9, 2015 by sehui

DENVER, CO — A provider of an alternative traction device (ATD) for passenger and commercial vehicles announced that its use has now been granted approval in British Columbia.


Donnelly Named BC Trucking Safety Council Executive Director

October 6, 2015 by sehui

LANGLEY, BC – The Trucking Safety Council of British Columbia has named Mark Donnelly as its new executive director.


National Seminar Series Looks at Best HR Trucking Practices

October 5, 2015 by sehui

OTTAWA, ON (October 5, 2015) – Trucking HR Canada is launching a new national seminar series to highlight best practices in human resources that can be adopted by fleets of every size.


BC Paving the Way for More Truck Parking

July 8, 2015 by sehui

DELTA, BC – The British Columbia government said Wednesday it will construct a new truck parking facility in Delta for commercial truckers traveling to the Lower Mainland. It will be built on provincial land on Nordel Way at Highway 91 in Delta, across from the Nordel commercial vehicle inspection facility. Site preparation will begin this fall and construction will start in spring 2016. When completed later in 2016, the truck parking facility will have room for up to 40 heavy trucks to park overnight. It will include lighting, washrooms, garbage cans and a sani-dump. This facility is the first of at least two new truck parking facilities in the Lower Mainland under the B.C. on the Move program, the province’s 10-year transportation plan.


Trailer Wizards Expands Delta BC Location

July 7, 2015 by sehui

VANCOUVER, BC – Trailer Wizards has expanded its facility in Delta, BC, giving it 13,500 square feet and featuring 24 bays while providing trailer rentals, leasing, service and parts under one roof.


Bandstra Transportation Trucker Named BC Driving Champ

June 26, 2015 by sehui

LANGLEY, BC — Truck driver Kris Szigeti of Bandstra Transportation was named Grand Champion at the 2015 British Columbia Professional Truck Driving Championships on June 20, in Abbotsford, at Tradex, also known as the Fraser Valley Trade & Exhibition Centre.


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.


B.C. Pilot Car Users! Speak Up!

March 20, 2015 by Peter Carter

LANGLEY, B.C.,– If you use pilot cars in British Columbia, you have less than two weeks to speak your mind about the new guidelines that the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is drawing up.


Cheap oil brings opportunities, B.C. Premier tells truck loggers

January 23, 2015 by Allan Janssen

VICTORIA, B.C. – Addressing the annual Truck Loggers Association convention yesterday, Premier Christy Clark says skilled workers still very much in demand.


Two New LNG Plants for Western Canada’s Trucking Market

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Two new LNG liquefaction plans will open in Western Canada to service the on-road trucking market. One plant will be located in Vancouver, B.C., the other in Edmonton, Alberta.