UNFAIR FERRIES: BCTA wants clarification on how rates are applied to trucks. Round up or round down?
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) is calling on B.C. Ferries to revise its rate policy of rounding up to the next highest foot.
Currently, the ferry company rounds up to the next foot even if the length of a vehicle is just one inch more than the closest foot. For instance, a vehicle with a length of 23 feet, one inch would be assessed the rate of 24 feet. A vehicle with a length of 23 feet, 11 inches would therefore pay the same rate.
Despite the rate policy, some B.C. Ferries personnel were rounding down when the length was less than six inches and rounding up when it was greater than six inches. The BCTA is appealing to the ferry company to continue enforcing it that way as it is a fairer system for trucking companies. n
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