We are a transportation company located in the transportation center. Massive overpass strike along Highway 99 The company is taking Delta State to court, alleging the shutdown cost it millions of dollars in business losses just after Christmas last year.
Chohan Freight Forwarders has filed a lawsuit in British Columbia Supreme Court asking the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to revoke the suspension of the company’s safety certificate, which halted all shipping as of late last year.
“It has been suspended since December 28, 2023, and we expected to receive an update on that status in late January, but at that time it was simply an extension of the suspension,” said Chauhan, of Farris Law Firm. attorney Katherine George said. A freight forwarder’s legal team.
“At that point, we felt there was no need to ensure road safety and filed a petition to challenge the suspension.”
Ms George said a notice of application was then filed seeking to have her suspension continued. The hearing was scheduled for Friday, Feb. 9, she said, but George added that the department’s attorney notified the company’s attorney that “a cease and desist order will be issued shortly.”
Chohan said the driver involved in the December accident realized that his luggage was over the height and did not follow instructions from the company’s safety manager.
The driver instead called several friends unaffiliated with the company and was told it was okay to proceed, according to a summary in court documents.
“From the company’s point of view, the suspensions and cancellations appear to be intended to punish Chohan Freight Forwarders for an accident that was completely out of their control, rather than to ensure road safety, which is the purpose of the law. ” George said. He said.
She noted that the driver involved in the incident was fired.
Since the incident, Chohan has been prevented from using his company’s vehicles and has been losing more than $1 million each week as a result.
“Other drivers are also affected, and neither employees nor owner-operators are earning an income, as typically the way they earn an income is through mileage and pickup.” That means December 2023. “This means there are approximately 63 drivers who have not received any income since the 28th,” George explained.
On the other hand, lawyers say: Alberta-based Chohan Group Limited I have family ties to a BC company, but they are a separate legal entity and should be allowed to operate in BC
“The public doesn’t understand that, and yet the Foreign Office is pushing back and saying, ‘Well, we want to look like we’re taking steps to deal with this problem.’ But in our view, , these measures are irrelevant to the regulator’s primary purpose of road safety,” George said.
Drivers of Chohan Freight Transport Company have crashed into bridges and overpasses six times since 2021. According to data from the Department of Transport,. Four of these strikes took place in 2022 alone, and all resulted in tickets except for the Dec. 28 incident, which is currently under investigation.
City News has contacted the Department of Transportation for comment.