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West Coast rates cut to the bone

Dear Editor,I was totally appalled to come home and find my wife sitting at the kitchen table, just fuming after reading Truckers of a Different Color (TN - February 2000).According to Saran Bal, who ...


Dear Editor,

I was totally appalled to come home and find my wife sitting at the kitchen table, just fuming after reading Truckers of a Different Color (TN – February 2000).

According to Saran Bal, who is quoted in the article, if you want to ship freight on the West Coast, you have to deal with Sikhs or East Indians. Why, you might ask? They have cut the rates on the West Coast so severely that they have used up all their “birthright” and they are now unable to make a living.

It has taken the Canadian trucker a lot of hard work over a lot of years to get the rates to where they were, and along came our new Canadians to take advantage of it.

To read the publisher’s comment is totally appalling. Ted Light, please come to B.C. and have a look at what these people are doing to the trucking industry.

Bob Altenhofen

Kamloops, B.C.


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