BC Trucking Association (BCTA) Lunch & Learn



Monday, May 7, 2018


Ramada Plaza Prince George
444 George Street, Prince George, BC


11am – 2pm



Please join Dave Earle, BCTA President & CEO, for this relaxed, informative and interactive session. Questions are welcome throughout.




11 am to noon:

A brief outline of BCTA’s work on industry issues like the Canadian ELD mandate, the workforce shortage, and carrier responsibilities related to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.

Noon to 12:45 pm:

Break for a light working lunch.

12:45 to 2 pm:

What carriers can expect from the impending legalization of marijuana and the impact on employers.



Dave has expert knowledge about regulations to do with substance use, testing and treatment, and rehabilitation from an employer’s perspective. His talk includes a history of the public acceptance and regulation of alcohol, to provide some perspective on legal marijuana, measuring “impairment,” the legislative process and outcomes.



Dave joined BCTA on January 8, 2018. He was previously Vice President, Government Relations and HR Services for the Construction Labour Relations Association of BC. His experience in the construction industry includes service as Employer Co-Chair of the Program Administration Committee for the BC Construction Industry Substance Abuse, Testing and Treatment Program and Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Construction Industry Rehabilitation Program.



We hope that you can join Dave to learn more about BCTA’s activities, meet with carriers in your area, and get helpful information on issues that affect your business.


Notice to all Members



Northern BC Truckers Association

Saturday April 28th , 2018

1:00 pm

George Dawson Inn

11705-8th Street

Dawson Creek BC

We Hope To See You There !!


There is a National Safety Code for Carriers Online Training Course available from the Province of BC website.

The training contains five modules that should take you approximately six to eight hours to complete. The course includes videos, downloadables, and some online activities. The videos and web pages can be viewed on a mobile device. The Flash activities work best on a computer.

Find out more about the CVSE National Safety Code for Carriers and the course.

Update Regarding The Electronic Log Devices:

Electronic Log Devices are mandatory for those hauling in the US only. From Dec18/17-Apr01/18, there will be a Soft Enforcement Policy on all Commercial Vehicles coming or going into the US. It is Business as usual for all Commercial Vehicles operating in Canada. There still has been no date set for when changes are to come. Once Government sets a date for ELD's to be used in Canada, expect a 2-year window, before any type of enforcement will be put into place.

NBCTA has decided to join forces with the North-East BC Coalition, which is a diverse group of Members, all of who have mutual interests in all issues related to sustainable development within northeast B.C. The Coalition which is made up of Mayors, Chamber of Commerce, and other Associations, will have a stronger ability to research, develop solutions, and lobby for improvements or changes, that will benefit our Businesses and Communities as a whole. Speaking as one large unified voice, will help strengthen our issues and goals, when dealing with the Provincial Government