BC Trucking Association Announces Board of Directors and Executive Committee for 2017-18

For immediate release: 
Jun 6, 2017

Langley, British Columbia— On June 3, 2017, the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) elected a Board of Directors for 2017 – 2018 at BCTA’s Annual General Meeting and Management Conference in Kelowna, BC.

Members of the Board of Directors for this term:

  • Phil Bandstra, Bandstra Transportation Systems Ltd., Smithers
  • Mike Bissell, Langley Freight Lines ('90) Ltd., Vernon
  • Ben Boon, Chevron Canada Limited, Vancouver
  • John Bourbonniere, Harbour Link Container Services Inc., Delta
  • Kevin Clark, Valley West Transport Ltd., Port Coquitlam
  • Clinton Connell, Eagle West Crane & Rigging, Abbotsford
  • John Cormier, Clark Freightways, Kamloops
  • Rex D'Souza, Prudential Transportation Ltd., Surrey
  • Doug Elliot, Apex Specialized Rigging & Moving, Delta
  • Stephanie Gagnon, XTL Transport Inc., Surrey
  • Jerry Gallant, First Truck Centre Vancouver Inc., Surrey
  • Ed Genberg, Ocean Trailer, Delta
  • Daman Grewal, Centurion Trucking Inc., Surrey
  • Ken Johnson, Ken Johnson Trucking Ltd., Langley
  • Kevin Johnson, Coastal Pacific Xpress Inc., Surrey
  • Jim Leidl, Pacific Coach Lines (1984) Ltd., Vancouver
  • Rick McArthur, Macal Bulk Transport Ltd., Mission
  • Gary McLeod, Northern BC Truckers Association, Dawson Creek
  • Greg Munden, Munden Ventures Ltd., Kamloops
  • Derek Norman, DSN Transport Ltd., Kelowna
  • Darren Racine, Protrux Systems, Inc., Pitt Meadows
  • Deep Rai, HTL Transport Ltd., Surrey
  • Byron Sample, Valley Roadways Ltd., Kamloops
  • Trevor Sawkins, ColdStar Solutions Inc., Victoria
  • Murray Scadeng, Triton Transport Ltd., Chilliwack
  • Paul Schroeder, Bison Transport Inc., Rocky View, AB
  • Doug Sutherland, Sutco Transportation Specialists, West Kelowna
  • Stephen Szalkai, Concrete BC, Vancouver
  • Roy Taki, Arrow Transportation Systems Inc., Kamloops
  • Gary Vos, Tri-R Transport Ltd., Richmond
  • Dan Watson, Direct LP o/a Canada Cartage, Richmond
  • Jason Wheeler, Inland Kenworth, Burnaby
  • Jordan Wilson, Hawkeye Holdings Ltd., Kelowna

The new Board elected the following director to serve by special appointment:

  • Patrick Yearwood, Yearwood Dyson – Lawyers, Surrey

The Board also elected these directors to serve on BCTA’s Executive Committee:

  • Trevor Sawkins, Chairperson, ColdStar Solutions Inc.
  • Ken Johnson, 1st Vice Chairperson, Ken Johnson Trucking Ltd.
  • Phil Bandstra, 2nd Vice Chairperson, Bandstra Transportation Systems Ltd.
  • Dan Watson, Secretary/Treasurer, Direct LP o/a Canada Cartage
  • Kevin Johnson, Immediate Past Chairperson, Coastal Pacific Xpress Inc.
  • Jason Wheeler, Associate Members' Representative, Inland Kenworth
  • Doug Elliot, Director-at-Large, Apex Specialized Rigging & Moving


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BCTA, a member-based, non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization, is the recognised voice of the provincial motor carrier industry, representing over 1,200 truck and motor coach fleets and over 250 suppliers to the industry. BCTA members operate over 13,000 vehicles, employ 26,000 people, and generate over $2 billion in revenue annually in the province.

For more information, please contact: Louise Yako, President & CEO

Office: 604-888-5319  Mobile: 604-787-1335  Toll-free in BC: 1-800-565-2282