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September 11, 2012

Oct. 15-16 Island Economic Summit

Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney and B.C. Premier Christy Clark are the headline speakers at the sixth annual State of the Island Economic Summit next month in Nanaimo. Carney will deliver the opening address and Clark is the keynote speaker during the Oct. 15-16 event that will cover everything from infrastructure and transportation on the Island to sustainable energy, agriculture and the future of forestry. Past summits have attracted a range of interests, including youth, First Nations, builders, political and business leaders, small businesses and technology entrepreneurs. There's a schedule and registration information at

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September 05, 2012

Economy depends on energy, mining, forestry: Oliver

TLA Supports Minister Oliver's position; Economy depends on energy, mining, forestry: Oliver
August 31, 2012

TLA Welcomes Back Annual Sponsors

The TLA is proud to welcome back Annual Sponsors:

Premier Sponsor - Finning Canada

Strategic Sponsors - PetroCanada/Coastal Mountain Fuels

The TLA Annual Sponsorship Packages are designed to maximize sponsor brand exposure prominently in:
  • All Print Collateral
  • On-site Venue Signage
  • Event Presentations
  • On-line web exposure
  • email Hotsheets/newsletters
The TLA thanks them for their continued support.  

August 28, 2012

Welcome Dwight Yochim, as the TLA's new Executive Director

TLA Appoints Dwight Yochim New Executive Director

August 23, 2012

Minister Steve Thomson

On Aug. 17, 2012 Minister Steve Thomson met with members of the Truck Loggers Association executive and operators of the Union Bay log sort to see the operation firsthand and discuss coastal forest issues.
To view more photos from this gallery, click on the image below. 

From Left to Right:

Monty Hussey (TLA Director/Tilt Contracting), Mike Hamilton (TLA Past President/Mike Hamilton Logging Ltd.), Honourable Steve Thomson, Bill Markvoort (TLA President/Probyn Log Ltd.), Rob Wood (TLA Past President/Holbrook Dyson Logging), Norman Nalleweg (Woodlands Manager) & Don Banasky (TLA Vice President/Copcan Contracting Ltd. & Falltech Logging)

August 21, 2012

Update:Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement

Commercial Transport

Study: How weight loads affect commercial vehicle safety


Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will determine whether changes to commercial vehicle weight limits will have a direct and measurable safety benefit under section 7.26 and appendices F, H, and I of the Commercial Transport Regulations.

Input from stakeholders, including public and industry knowledge, will be an important component of the project.


The study will collect and analyze road safety research and statistics to evaluate the following:

  1. The primary and secondary causes associated with different types of commercial vehicle incidents, including frequency and severity of rollovers and other types of incidents.  
  2. Whether reducing weight loads, under section 7.26 and appendices F, H, and I, would directly improve incident rates in a measurable way versus industry averages. The study will also consider other possible solutions for improving safety while maintaining economic performance.


The ministry has retained the services of EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., a Tetratech Company, to undertake the study.  


Contract work is expected to be completed by early Fall 2012


If you have any questions regarding this study, please contact:
Commercial Transport
phone: 250.953.4017