Programs and Services
BCTA takes pride in providing members with the services to support a healthy and well-run business within the industry. We work constantly to improve the value of membership dues, including through member programs with trusted partners. Membership benefits include the following programs and services:
BCTA Member Programs
BCTA Member Discounted Rates
BCTA Members receive discounted rates on all products in our Shop (available for purchase online or directly from our Langley office), all Training and Events, as well as Port Passes. To receive your discount when purchasing or registering online you must first log in using your BCTA access code and password.
AdvantagePLUS Group Benefits Program
The AdvantagePLUS Group Benefits Program has been created specifically for Canada's trucking industry with a unique combination of value and price. The plan offers efficiencies through group buying power, employee benefit enhancements, unique lease operator options, cost containment opportunities, next generation accident and serious illness benefits, and flexible options based on member needs and company size.
For more information about AdvantagePLUS Group Benefits, click here. Contact Barbara Weselak of Talon Benefits Consulting Group at 1-888-679-4499 or by e-mail for a no-obligation quote.
BCTA Retirement Savings Program
Being competitive in a tough market for qualified drivers is key to any trucking company’s success. Research has shown that workplace retirement savings programs can help to attract and retain employees. As a BCTA member, you have exclusive access to an association retirement savings program provided by Industrial Alliance Financial Group and administered by GroupHEALTH North Benefits & Pensions.
The BCTA Retirement Savings Program gives you an edge in attracting and retaining valuable employees. For an overview of the program, click here. Contact Nathan Zurowski of GroupHEALTH North at 1-800-663-8877 (ext 224) to learn more.
BCTA WorkSafeBC Claims Management Program
Are you paying too much for WorkSafeBC insurance? WorkSafeBC adds an average of 6% to trucking company payroll costs; one claim can increase that to over 10% for up to three years. BCTA has partnered with Disability Management Institute (DMI) to help members reduce your WorkSafeBC costs, manage complex claims, and save you time and money. BCTA members enjoy a 20% discount on DMI's regular service rates within the program.
Follow the links for an overview of the program and a checklist of services provided by DMI. Contact Barbara Weselak of Talon Benefits Consulting Group, 1-888-679-4499, or Lynne Andrews of Disability Management Institute, 604-542-3649, for more information and a free, no-obligation claims review to identify cost saving opportunities.
BCTA Online Training Service
BCTA's Online Training Service, powered by CarriersEdge, gives you unlimited use of a complete library of online training courses for a special low monthly fee. A growing online library with more than 60 titles will give you the flexibility you need for orientation, driver development, remedial training, and office and warehouse training. Courses include HOS and Logbooks, Vehicle Inspection, TDG, Defensive Driving, Cargo Securement, WHMIS, Fuel Efficiency, Forklift, CSA, Fire Safety, Fatigue and Wellness.
For more information regarding online training, click here.
Crestcom Management Training
Crestcom International's Bullet Proof ® Manager training program is a monthly business forum where leaders grow their skills and exchange ideas. Participants may join the program at any time and attend one monthly session for 12 consecutive months. Sessions address core skills including communication, customer service, developing people, leadership, managing change, negotiation, problem solving, raising productivity, strategic thinking and team building.
BCTA members enjoy a 10% discount on the annual tuition rate for companies new to the program in BC. See this link for more information or contact Mike Lorenz by phone at 604-351-2127 or by e-mail.
Created by the Truckload Carriers Association, inGauge is a benchmarking tool that aggregates real operational data from the trucking industry to provide members with timely information to gauge their performance against their peers and set internal goals. By harnessing this data and anonymously ranking performance on "Essential Performance Indicators", inGauge enables members to focus on areas of business that are more likely to drive profitability and efficiency.
Members receive a significant discount to the regular subscription fee. For more information about the program, click here or contact Chris Henry, inGauge Program Manager, by email or by calling 1-888-504-6428.
BCTA offers scholarship opportunities to children of member company owners and employees. Three scholarships are available to students entering their fist year of post-secondary and the other three are for students entering their second or higher years of post-secondary. Each scholarship in the academic year of 2022/2023 awards a prize of $1,250. For more information click here.
BCTA Bulletin Advertising
The BCTA Bulletin offers space for clickable graphic ads each week in the Bulletin e-mail and website section. For information about layout, ad sizes and rates for members, download this form.
Western Canada Highway News Advertising
Published quarterly (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter), the associations magazine provides leading edge, timely information on business practices, technology, trends, new products/services, legal and legislative issues that affect professionals in Western Canada’s trucking industry.
Advertising in the association magazine is a great way to reach the Fleet Members in a highly visible and very credible manner, and we encourage you to take full advantage of its potential to effectively promote your company's products and services. Along with the over 4,000 printed copies that are mailed-out quarterly, your ad will also appear in the digital version on the associations website (click the following link to view recent issues): http://highwaynews.ca/index.php/digital-editions
To reserve space for your company’s ad to be included in the 2021 issues of Western Canada Highway News, please contact our publisher Dave Gill at 866-985-9791 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org