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BCTA BUTTS HEADS WITH ICBC

LANGLEY, B.C. -- Two items have B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) president Paul Landry at odds with the Insurance C...


LANGLEY, B.C. — Two items have B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) president Paul Landry at odds with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC).

Landry wrote a letter to ICBC manager of commercial vehicles, Ken Forman, expressing concern about the trucking industry’s lack of access to driver’s abstract information.

“Trucking companies in B.C. have long been frustrated by their inability to obtain accurate, up-to-date information about the drivers’ records so that they can effectively and safely manage their fleets,” Landry complained in the correspondence.

He added that the importance of obtaining that information has increased since Washington State passed legislation that requires Washington State Police to impound vehicles driven by drivers with suspended drivers’ licences.

In a second letter to Joy MacPhail, the minister responsible for ICBC, Landry complained fleets are still awaiting the dividend cheque they were promised by the corporation several months ago.

“In Jan. 2001, the BCTA was informed by ICBC that its fleet customers would share in the ‘dividend’ that ICBC had decided to provide to its customers. We were told that fleet customers that were at the base rate or better would be sent a cheque of $50 per vehicle,” wrote Landry.

“Our members have reported to us that they have not yet received these cheques. Could you tell me when they can expect these cheques?”

The BCTA is still awaiting a response to their concerns.


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