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    BC unveils parking, permitting plans

    March 30, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    DELTA, BC – British Columbia has unveiled plans to build a new 150-truck parking facility on Highway 17, streamline the permitting process for over-dimensional loads, and study emerging technologies.

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    B.C. to resurface parts of Highway 19

    February 16, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    COURTENAY, B.C. – As paving season approaches, the stretch of highway 19 between Courtenay and Campbell River, British Columbia will receive a fresh coat of asphalt under two road projects.

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    BC to require 13,431 new drivers in next decade: study

    August 5, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    VANCOUVER, BC – British Columbia’s transportation and construction industries will need to fill 110,000 jobs in the next decade – and truck drivers will be among those most in demand, according to Asia Pacific Gateway Labor Market Outlook 2016-2025.

  • B.C. Trucking Company Makes Move to LNG

    June 20, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    SALMO, B.C. – B.C.-based Sutco Contracting has just added six new Kenworths to its fleet of 70 but these six are even greener than the usual forest shade of their other trucks.

  • West coast rail link aims to reduce border congestion

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    VANCOUVER — An extension of the second Amtrak Cascades train service between Vancouver and Seattle is being touted as one of the measures to reduce wait times at border crossings.

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    B.C. transport training gets nod for standardization

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    VANCOUVER — The B.C. Industry Training Authority (ITC) has approved an application from a cross-section of transport industry stakeholders to create a training organization.

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    B.C. makes allowances for fuel saving technology

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    LANGLEY, B.C. — The B.C. Trucking Association’s lobbying efforts for changes to the province’s Commercial Transport Regulations have paid off.

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    B.C. gravel haulers deciding future

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    VANCOUVER — In late October, members of the B.C. Teamsters Union rejected a plan to reduce the going hourly rate for gravel haulers, and now they’ll vote whether or not to continue working.

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    B.C. gravel haulers waiting for New Year to take action

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    VANCOUVER — Disgruntled gravel truck owner-operators in B.C.’s Lower Mainland have decided not to play Scrooge during the holiday season and will until the New Year to decide how to deal with declining hauling rates.

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    B.C. makes weight and length allowances for truckers

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    VICTORIA — Acting on recommendations from the Trucking Sector Climate Action Working Group, the B.C. government is making two allowances for truckers to increase productivity.

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    New trucking safety program launched in B.C.

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    LANGLEY, B.C. — The Trucking Safety Council of B.C. launched the first stage of its Certificate of Recognition (COR) program this past week with its pilot aimed at large employers in the B.C. trucking industry.

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    B.C. ready to recognize safe carriers

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    LANGLEY, B.C. — After much planning B.C.’s trucking industry will finally be able to participate in the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program.

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    Truckers Get No Relief from Port Mann Bridge Tolls

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Truckers using the Port Mann Bridge won’t be offered any new relief from tolls other than the half-price evenings and overnight discount they already have, the B.C. provincial government decided.

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    New B.C. Highway 80% Complete

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    DELTA, B.C. – The South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR), a major infrastructure project in British Columbia – that will reduce commute times by an hour a day, according to the federal government – is nearly 80 percent completed.

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    B.C. Government Union “Throws Truckers Under the Bus”

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    VANCOUVER – Truckers in this province are not happy with a recent roadside billboard and radio campaign implying that B.C.’s heavy-truck inspection force is understaffed and that big trucks are unsafe.