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BC container drivers to support NDP

April 7, 2017 by John Smith

SURREY, BC – Container truck drivers represented by Unifor and the United Truckers’ Association (UTA) will be supporting British Columbia’s New Democratic Party in the 2017 provincial election. “The BC Liberals have repeatedly dropped the ball managing Vancouver’s ports,” said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor’s […]

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Vancouver Port Approves 68 Truckers; Hundreds Protest in Response

February 2, 2015 by Peter Carter

VANCOUVER — Port Metro Vancouver has just announced which 68 trucking companies have been approved to service the facility and, as expected, the ones who didn’t make the cut are peeved.
They held a demonstration at Surrey’s Holland Park Saturday.

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Port drivers ready to strike, union warns

December 23, 2014 by Allan Janssen

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Packed meeting on Sunday reveals drivers ‘disappointment’ in a pay system that costs them about $250 a week.

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Feds announce amended rules for Port Metro Vancouver

December 22, 2014 by Allan Janssen

VANCOUVER, BC – Port Authorities Operations Regulations will now require container trucking companies to have provincial licences to access Port Metro Vancouver.

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Container drivers to meet about port pricing

December 18, 2014 by Allan Janssen

SURREY, BC – Drivers’ union says wages and trip rates negotiated in spring are not being honoured.

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New Commissioner to Enforce Vancouver Port Trucking Rules

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER, B.C.- British Columbia’s Transportation Minister Todd Stone introduced new legislation to create an independent commissioner to enforce the new rules for port container truckers at Port Metro Vancouver.

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BC’s Trans-Canada, Massey Tunnel to be Improved

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VICTORIA – The BC government announced plans to improve key highway lane as well as the George Massey Tunnel. And while it’s welcome news, the BCTA is stressing the importance of getting it done quickly.

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VanPort Sees Growth Hit 6 Percent Mid-Year

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER – Mid-year results for Port Metro Vancouver were strong, with overall growth at 6 percent.

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Vancouver port highlights rail importance for panel

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — Port Metro Vancouver stressed the importance of rail service to the success of Canada’s Asia Pacific Gateway as the federal government continues to review freight service.

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Vanport teams up with CN to measure supply chain efficiency

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — Port Metro Vancouver figures rail performance is a critical factor in becoming the most reliable and consistent supply chain in North America, and CN agrees.

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Vancouver port clears the air

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — It’s not an easy task lowering air emissions when you’re dealing with three different modes of transportation, but Port Metro Vancouver has exceeded their own expectations.

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Unacceptable for Vancouver Truckers to Strike, Harper Says

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER, BC – Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday that the strike at Port Metro Vancouver, orchestrated by about 1,400 container truckers, is unacceptable.

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Vancouver Truckers’ Strike Hits Businesses

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER – Port Metro Vancouver’s customers are starting to feel the pinch of the ongoing strike by over 1,000 container truckers demanding better wages and shorter wait times at terminals.

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New Strike Avoided, Waters Choppy at Port Metro Vancouver

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER, BC – Tensions are once again increasing at Port Metro Vancouver, but another damaging strike has so far been avoided.

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Port Metro Vancouver Truckers Ordered Back to Work

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER – The provincial government is working on a bill to send 250 Unifor truckers, currently on strike, back to work.