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BCTA victory allows fairer access to U.S. for pilot cars

LANGLEY, B.C. -- U.S. Customs has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would allow Canadian pilot cars accom...


LANGLEY, B.C. — U.S. Customs has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would allow Canadian pilot cars accompanying oversized loads into the U.S. more easily.

The change of policy stems from a B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) inquiry in 1999 into the unfair treatment of Canadian pilot cars operating into the U.S.

Under the new policy, Canadian-based pilot cars would be allowed into the U.S. at the discretion of U.S. Customs officials, giving them fairer access. Canada has already been allowing U.S. pilot cars into the country and the changes should add some consistency.

Currently, Canadian pilot cars must be formally entered and a duty must be paid upon entry to the U.S.

For further information about the rule change, call the BCTA’s Louise Yako at 604-888-5319.


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