Cutting through red tape
We can’t say it enough: please call us. Our members know that BCTA staff are here to serve, and the best way we can do that is for members to tell us about problems they're facing. Finding solutions for challenges continues to be one of the most valuable membership benefits BCTA offers. And we build strong connections with government departments and organizations so we know who to seek out for solutions.
Last year, for example, BCTA successfully addressed a range of challenges, from strategies for hours-of-service restrictions complicated by major construction projects and congestion to the recall of a PST Bulletin for aggregate haulers that required some carriers and not others to tax their deliveries.
For a report to our Board of Directors, we added up measureable savings we gained for members through policy and advocacy wins; the total came close to $3.5 million.
Re-defining the value of membership
BCTA staff review our membership benefits as a matter of course, finding out what worked and what didn't, where we can improve and what we should drop. Member input and current industry issues help us plan unique workshops and new training courses, stock our online Store, and negotiate new or enhanced business and HR programs. Members can also expect efficient, attentive service from staff assisting with registration and purchases or questions about how to post jobs from their website Dashboard or find material in our Bulletin archive about compliance and other requirements.
BCTA staff represents a combined 95 years of experience serving members as the voice of BC’s road transportation industry. Our time, knowledge, research and attention belong exclusively to members.