The B.C. government has appointed a commissioner to keep container trucks rolling at Canada’s largest port.
Andy Smith’s appointment comes a week after Port Metro Vancouver announced changes to its licensing system, which shut out some companies that once hauled cargo.
Smith has been tasked with ensuring long-term stability at the port following a strike last year by about 1,300 union and non-union container truckers. He is responsible for the licensing system, must create an advisory committee on issues such as trucking rates and oversee a whistleblower phone line. Click here to read more.