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BC trucking company gets license revoked for multiple collisions with bridges

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A  trucking company based out of Langley has had its operating license revoked after multiple highway overpass collisions in the province.

The company, Chohan Freight Forwarders Ltd. is reportedly responsible for numerous infractions involving their vehicles colliding with overpasses due to not adhering to height restrictions. 

Rob Fleming, BC’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure released a statement on Thursday regarding the matter. 

“On Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, in the interest of safety, a formal cancellation notice was issued to Chohan Freight Forwarders Ltd. for its operations in BC,” Fleming said.  

“This is the most severe action that can be taken against a company with multiple infractions—and it sends a clear message to operators that infrastructure crashes around our province need to stop.”

He says there are ways for these truck drivers to operate safely and plan a route through BC’s highway system that can accommodate their height without damaging infrastructure that the Province is responsible for fixing.


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“We know the vast majority of commercial drivers in BC operate safely and responsibly,” Fleming stated.  

Chohan Freight Forwarders Ltd. recently had one of the vehicles in their fleet collide with an overpass near Delta which was the catalyst for changes to provincial rules and regulations regarding punishments when a trucking company is responsible for damages. 

That incident saw the company’s license suspended and now, it has been fully revoked and Chohan Freight Forwarders Ltd. can no longer operate within BC. 

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Curtis Blandy
curtis@victoriabuzz.com

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