BCTA names Earle as president/ CEO
LANGLEY, BC - The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) will begin the new year with a new president and Chief Executive Officer. The association announced Dave Earle will assume the role on Jan. 8, 2018. In the role he will be responsible for the overall management and direction of the provincial association, as well as promoting its interests and the interests of members with governments, the business community, and the public.
Saying goodbye to a friend
SURREY, BC - Today the British Columbia trucking family will say goodbye to one of their own. Long-time friend and pillar of the community Kenneth John Tanner, 65, branch manager of the SAF-Holland Surrey, B.C. facility and sales representative for Western Canada and Alaska, passed away suddenly Oct. 15.
Crashes double from Oct to Dec says BC safety group
RICHMOND, BC - The Winter Driving Safety Alliance (WDSA) is urging drivers in British Columbia and everywhere to drive according to the weather conditions and go slow on the roads as Fall transitions into Winter. The group made up of industry insiders in that province, including the Government of B.C., the Insurance Corporation of B.C., and WorkSafeBC, says the number of police-attended collisions due to driving too fast for the weather conditions doubles each year in December, compared with October from the same year.
BC Paving the Way for More Truck Parking
DELTA, BC - The British Columbia government said Wednesday it will construct a new truck parking facility in Delta for commercial truckers traveling to the Lower Mainland. It will be built on provincial land on Nordel Way at Highway 91 in Delta, across from the Nordel commercial vehicle inspection facility. Site preparation will begin this fall and construction will start in spring 2016. When completed later in 2016, the truck parking facility will have room for up to 40 heavy trucks to park overnight. It will include lighting, washrooms, garbage cans and a sani-dump. This facility is the first of at least two new truck parking facilities in the Lower Mainland under the B.C. on the Move program, the province's 10-year transportation plan.
Bandstra Transportation Trucker Named BC Driving Champ
LANGLEY, BC -- Truck driver Kris Szigeti of Bandstra Transportation was named Grand Champion at the 2015 British Columbia Professional Truck Driving Championships on June 20, in Abbotsford, at Tradex, also known as the Fraser Valley Trade & Exhibition Centre.