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Small Trucking Companies Say They’re Hurting Under New Port Metro Vancouver Licensing Rules

(CBC News)

More than 80 small trucking companies say they’re on the verge of being put out of business by new reforms to the licensing fees at Port Metro Vancouver.

Instead of paying a $300 licensing fee to the port, truck operators now have to pay an annual company fee that starts at $35,000 for up to 15 trucks. That means some owners who own only one or two trucks may have to merge with others.

“We can’t afford this,” said Chandra Nand, who has been driving a truck for over 30 years. Read more here.