BCTA asks BC Ferries to revise rate policy

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VANCOUVER, B.C. — The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) is calling on BC Ferries to revise its rate policy of rounding up to the next highest foot.

Currently, the ferry company rounds up to the next foot even if the length of a vehicle is just one inch more than the closest foot. For instance, a vehicle with a length of 23 feet and one inch would be assessed the rate of 24 feet. A vehicle with a length of 23 feet and 11 inches would therefore pay the same rate.

Despite the rate policy, some BC Ferries personnel were rounding down when the length was less than six inches and rounding up when it was greater than six inches. The BCTA is appealing to the ferry company to continue enforcing it that way as it is a fairer system for trucking companies.

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