Dave Earle is president and CEO of the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA). The BCTA, a member-based, non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization, is the recognized voice of the provincial motor carrier industry, representing over 1,200 truck and motor coach fleets and over 200 suppliers to the industry. BCTA members operate over 16,000 vehicles, employ 26,000 people, and generate over $2.2 billion in revenue annually in the province.
Opinion: In search of change-makers
The trucking industry has been grappling with a shortage of workers over many years. Right now unemployment is low, many millennials remain uninterested in trades and heavy-duty diesel trucks are viewed as significant contributors climate change. These are trends we need help to address.