B.C. Ferries Agrees to Year-round Blended Rate

LANGLEY, B.C. [JAN. 12, 2001] – After a decade of haggling, the BCTA has finally managed to convince B.C. Ferries that higher rates, similar to those charged to autos during periods of peak and seasonal travel, don’t influence the timetable the trucking industry must adhere to.

BCTA president and CEO, Paul Landry expressed his delight in the announcement, saying trucking companies can now, finally, quote a single rate to their customers on Vancouver Island. In the past, truckers were forced to make a ‘best guess’ estimate of the crossing time in order to account for the swings in fares, which varied from one time of day to another and from week to week in different seasons.

“A year-round flat ferry rate simplifies quoting rates to customers, while allowing B.C. Ferries to maintain a constant revenue source from trucks. It’s a win-win situation,” Landry says.

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