(Hayley Woodin – Business in Vancouver)
The B.C. government announced Friday it will implement new rate measures for container truck drivers.
The news comes after consultations with industry. In total, the province will proceed with 10 of 12 measures that were recommended in the B.C. Container Trucking Commissioner’s report on rates and remuneration.
These include amending the fuel surcharge formula to account for the average monthly cost of diesel prices in Vancouver, and conducting a remuneration review every two years.
By fall, B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure expects to have implemented phased increases to the hourly rate for independent operators. Government also plans to amend zone definitions, and increase rates for longer distance moves in the on-dock and off-dock rate tables. Click here to read more.