British Columbia, Canada -The Vancouver Sun, by Paul Landry: president of the B.C. Trucking Association - February 28, 2008: -- The $1.85-billion carbon tax plan may be revenue neutral for British Columbians overall, but one of the net losers will be the trucking industry... Carbon taxes will cost the trucking industry dearly -- about $1,000 per long-haul truck this year, $3,000 in 2009 and $6,000 in 2012... Offsetting income, business and corporate taxes and a PST exemption on aerodynamic add-ons will help, but won't make up the difference for an industry that relies on diesel fuel to provide its service -- and has few "lower-carbon" choices... Alternative transportation may exist for some people, but not for trucking...
* Federal budget offers few direct benefits to the trucking industry
Ottawa,Ont,CAN -Truck News, by Jan Westell -29 Feb 2008: -- The trucking industry is not overjoyed about the recent federal budget announcement, and neither is another related industry... However, there may be some indirect, eventual benefits, such as $10 million for analysis on biofuel emissions. Yet, the B.C. trucking industry is doubtful there will be any immediate benefit in that regard... The federal budget also announced improvements to the tune of $75 million at Canadian border crossings, specifically to "facilitate trade, travel and commerce," according to the federal budget 2008 document, an efficiency plan that gains the approval from the BCTA... (Video from YouTube, by gangesex -February 01, 2008: "Canada Oilpatch Trucking Sinkings, Wrecks and Recoveries". Maybe you'll recognize some of these! Some photos of frac trucks, bed trucks, wireline trucks, cats, excavators, etc etc all with a strange thing in common.....)
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