LANGLEY, B.C. — The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) has joined forces with the Trucks For Change Network (TFCN), a national non-profit association of member trucking and logistics companies that facilitates transportation services to charities across Canada.
Members of Trucks For Change, founded in Ontario in 2011, support their communities with in-kind services where it’s possible and cost-effective to do so. The organization provides an online charity load-posting tool, which allows carriers that join the Network to find charity requests they can support and respond with offers of reduced-rate or donated service.
“BCTA is proud to endorse the efforts of the Trucks For Change Network to engage the industry in supporting charities in their communities and across the country,” said Louise Yako, BCTA president and CEO. “TFCN’s goals are consistent with BCTA’s goals of promoting an environmentally and socially responsible commercial road transportation industry in B.C.”
The Trucks For Change Network already has several member carriers based or with terminals in B.C. and assists national charities with affiliate organizations in the province, including Food Banks Canada and Habitat For Humanity Canada. TFCN officials say the organization is confident that its partnership with BCTA will help raise its profile and grow its membership in B.C., and enable the network to support more B.C.-based charities.
“We know many motor carriers already actively support charities, but we can make the whole process more efficient by finding the right carrier with the right equipment in the right place to help,” said Pete Dalmazzi, president of the Trucks For Change Network. “Finding affordable transportation often makes the difference between a charity accepting donated goods or having them end up in landfill sites, so there’s an environmental benefit as well. We’re thrilled to have BCTA’s endorsement, and we look forward to helping its members and other motor carriers across B.C. make a difference in their communities.”
For more information, visit http://www.trucksforchange.org.
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