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Port Metro Vancouver Finalizing North American Drayage Program

(Bill Mongelluzzo – JOC)

Port Metro Vancouver is putting the finishing touches on the first drayage program in North America that will seek to balance truck capacity with demand in order to promote profitable operations for motor carriers and a sustainable wage level for drivers.

Canada’s largest container port announced that it is finalizing details of the plan, and intends for the new system to be in operation by Feb. 1.

“It is expected these changes and others implemented as a result of the Joint Action Plan between the federal and provincial government and trucker representatives will not only bring stability to the port, but will also provide a level of container truck management that is unprecedented at other ports around the world,” said Peter Xotta, Port Metro Vancouver’s vice president, operations and planning. Read more here.