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BCTA lobbying for Tete Jaune scale exceptions

LANGLEY, B.C. -- The B.C. Trucking Association's (BCTA) continuing calls to exempt westbound truck traffic from the...

LANGLEY, B.C. — The B.C. Trucking Association’s (BCTA) continuing calls to exempt westbound truck traffic from the Tete Jaune weigh scale seems to finally be gaining some momentum.

The Insurance Corp. of B.C. (ICBC) has agreed to meet with the Minister of Transportation to discuss the possibility of conducting a risk assessment of the road design and traffic flow patterns at the scale.

The BCTA has been lobbying to exempt westbound trucks from the scale since 1998, insisting there are several safety concerns when entering and exiting the weigh scale property.

In the past, ICBC has addressed those concerns by installing warning lights and adding a left-hand bay turn lane. However, BCTA members have continued to express concerns about the situation, and based on results from a local survey, the group has decided to continue lobbying for more change.

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