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 a choice of carriers based on member needs and company size.
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 Talon Benefits Consulting Group.
The BCTA Retirement Savings Program gives you an edge in attracting and retaining valuable employees. For an overview of the program, click here. Contact Brian Reid of Talon Benefits Consulting Group at 1-888-679-4499 or by e-mail 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.
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 (BC Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island) by phone at 604-351-2127 or by e-mail, or Patti Skogg (Kelowna) by phone at 250-801-1357 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.
Cargo Theft Reporting
Each year, cargo theft costs the Canadian economy $5 billion. All too often, cargo theft goes unreported. The Insurance Bureau of Canada leads a national cargo theft reporting program with the Canadian Trucking Alliance. Help IBC fight cargo theft across Canada. To report stolen cargo, make an anonymous phone call to 1-877-422-8477 or complete and submit an anonymous Cargo Theft Incident Report Form here. You do not need to be a BCTA member to use this service.
Equifax Credit Check Service
Equifax is Canada's leading credit checking service with data on 2.5 million companies. BCTA members receive a discount for credit inquiries when you visit the Equifax website.
Deluxe Business Products
Deluxe Business Products Ltd. has been in business in Canada for almost 40 years and has over 7,000 products to start, manage and grow your business. Quote member code #22952 to receive your exclusive 15% discount on everything you need for your business - including cheques, forms, promotional items and more. For more information, visit this link, the program flyer or the Deluxe website.
BCTA offers scholarship opportunities to children of member company owners and employees: the BCTA Motor Carrier Member Scholarship for motor carrier members and the BCTA Associate Member Scholarship for associate members. Each scholarship is open to applicants who are graduating from secondary school or have completed one of more previous years of post-secondary education. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time program at an accredited Canadian college, university, or institute of technology. Each scholarship in 2018 awards a first prize of $1,500 and second prize of $1,000. 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.