B.C. transport operation carries on after licences pulled
- November 9, 2009 11:26 AM
- By Enza Uda
Bindy Sangara's operation delivers groceries for Overwaitea Foods
A large B.C. trucking operation is under government scrutiny after some of its drivers were caught working several hours over legal limits and faking their logbooks.
Bayridge Transport, Bytruck Transport and BA Holdings lost their safety certificates in March over the violations, effectively cancelling their licences to operate. However, two other companies run by the same organization still have some 200 trucks on the road.
"It's a ticking time bomb on the highway there — when a driver is over his hours and fatigued," said Jerry Reidell, the victim of a truck accident. "It breaks down to the bottom line. The dollar. It's corporate greed — and doing whatever to get their product in."