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PORTLAND, Ore. – The B.C. Trucking Association is fighting a claim that its members now require a business license to pick up freight in Portland, Ore.

Notice has been given that Canadian truckers picking up freight in Portland or Multnomah County, Ore. must purchase a license for either US$100 or 2.2 per cent of the net business generated there, whichever amount is higher.

The BCTA has discussed the fees with Oregon Trucking Association, which in turn has discussed it with Portland officials.

However, officials refused to waive the fees.

The Canadian Trucking Alliance has been asked to review the issue. There is a ray of hope however, as the policy reportedly is hardly enforced.

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