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    Yako stepping down as BCTA chief

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

    LANGLEY, BC – Louise Yako has announced that by the end of this year she will step down as president and Chief Executive Officer of the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) – a role she has held for six years.

    She has been a staff member of the province’s largest trucking association for two decades.

    “I am so fortunate to have been able to work at this great organization that represents such a necessary industry. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege to work with and for knowledgeable, dedicated and supportive members,” she said in a written announcement. “BCTA has survived and thrived for more than 100 years. I know that its future will be at least as successful as its past.”

  • B.C. trucking industry: Here’s help for your kids’ schooling

    July 14, 2017 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    LANGELY, B.C.-The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) offers several scholarship opportunities to children of member company owners and employees: the BCTA Motor Carrier Member Scholarship for motor carrier members and the BCTA Associate Member Scholarship for associate members.

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    BCTA cites policy work and wins for 2016

    June 4, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    KELOWNA, BC – The BC Trucking Association is citing a broad range of policy work and gains in the last year, affecting topics from safety to the regulatory environment and taxes.

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    BCTA hires new policy director

    February 7, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    LANGLEY, BC — The BC Trucking Association (BCTA) has hired Cory Paterson as its new director – policy, in a role that involves advancing association positions and interests.

  • BCTA Offering Leadership Communications Training

    August 31, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    LANGLEY, BC — The British Columbia Trucking Association has negotiated a deal exclusively for its members so they can get special training when it comes to improving their communications skills.

  • BCTA lobbies to keep border crossing open to trucks

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

    ALDERGROVE, B.C. — If Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) has its way, no more trucks will cross into the U.S. at Aldergrove, B.C.

  • B.C. truckers keep border crossing

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

    ALDERGROVE, B.C. — Chalk a victory up for B.C. truckers.

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    Website forecasts highway driving conditions

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    VICTORIA — A campaign is underway on Canada’s west coast to increase awareness among highway drivers on the importance of being prepared for winter driving before heading out on the road.

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    BCTA adds classified section to website

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    LANGLEY, B.C. — As part of their strategy to provide tools and support to members tackling labor shortages, the BC Trucking Association (BCTA) has added a new feature on their transportation career website.

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    BCTA calls for better balance between freight and labor

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    LANGLEY, B.C. — More than two-thirds of trucking companies responding to a recent survey in B.C. expect to hire or contract an average of five full-time Class 1 drivers during the next year.

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    BCTA to counsel the industry on safety

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    LANGELY, B.C. — In response to the human and financial costs of trucking incidents, the B.C. Trucking Association recently established the B.C. Trucking Safety Council.

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    BCTA lobbies for reduced worker’s comp rates

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    LANGLEY, B.C. — WorkSafeBC recently released its projected base rates for 2009, which included a two cent increase for general trucking.

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    B.C. legislation planning for safer trucking industry

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    VICTORIA — A four-point plan to improve the safety of commercial vehicles has been tabled in the B.C. government.

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    Safety at the CORe of new B.C. program

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    LANGLEY, B.C. — While many safety developments aim to protect drivers while out on the road, a new safety program in B.C. is planning to focus on everything else.

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    B.C. safety council looking for feedback

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    LANGLEY, B.C. — The Trucking Safety Council of B.C. has developed a draft business plan designed to improve safety in the province’s trucking industry and wants to know what you think.