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Mack testing zero-emission drayage trucks

May 21, 2016 by John Smith

GREENSBORO, NC – Mack is testing Class 8 drayage trucks capable of producing zero emissions as part of a California-based project looking to reduce air pollution at “freight-intensive” locations. And the work will receive funding through a $23.6-million grant from the state, it was announced during the recent Advanced Clean Technology (ACT) Expo.

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BC Lawsuit Launched Over Retroactive Port Driver Pay

February 17, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

VANCOUVER, BC – Ten Vancouver container trucking companies say they were shut out of talks that resulted in new minimum rates being retroactively applied for port trucking services. Now, the companies are taking the BC government and Port Metro to court to avoid ponying up the cash.

Container truckers shut down Port Metro Vancouver for nearly four weeks in March 2014 as a result of wage undercutting by trucking companies and long wait times at the Port. Drivers went back to work after a deal was signed. But it’s a deal that the companies say they weren’t part of.

“Undercutting in this sector has always been a problem and now we see clearly which truck company owners want to continue to drive wages down,” said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor’s BC area director.

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Unifor Reaches Retro Pay Strike Deal with Harbour Link

January 19, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

VANCOUVER, BC – After seven weeks of negotiations, unionized container truck drivers and Harbour Link Container Services have reached a deal that will see drivers get retroactive pay. In late November, following an audit of the port’s container trucking players, the Office of the British Columbia Container Trucking Commissioner found that the companies were not paying drivers retroactive rates settled on in March 2014. According to a statement issued by union staff at Unifor, the new collective agreement with Harbour Link meets the framework of the pattern deal signed with other companies and increases “off dock” and CN and CP rates for local drivers.

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Montreal port to get better truck access

January 21, 2015 by Allan Janssen

MONTREAL, QC – Smoothing the flow of 2,500 trucks a day will be a key feature of $132 million project.

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Hamilton Transportation Club Calls for New Members

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

HAMILTON, ON – The Hamilton Transportation Club (HTC) is in the midst of its 89th year and is urging its members to re-up for another term while inviting new members to join.

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Stay out of disputes with terminal operators: BCTA tells VPA

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Port Authority should mind its own business. That, effectively, is what the B.C. Trucking Association is telling the VPA after it reportedly started warning truckers it would revoke port trucking licences of companies that, for whatever reason, failed to pay fees assessed by terminal operators.

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Cargo Diverts Because of Port Metro Vancouver Strike

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ports on the northwest coast of the U.S. have received requests to change the course of vessels because of the truck driver strike in Vancouver.

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Prince Rupert’s ship continues to come in

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.– The Port of Prince Rupert continued its annual growth in shipment volumes, surpassing 10 million tonnes in 2007 for the first time in a decade.

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Strike Two: Vancouver Port Truckers Reject Deal Again

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER, BC – Container truckers at Port Metro Vancouver are still striking on Monday after a government and port authority plan to end the job action failed to make headway on the weekend.

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LNG order kick starts port program

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — Westport Innovations has sold 50 Kenworth LNG T800 Class 8 trucks to Southern Counties Express to meet criteria of California’s Clean Trucks Program.

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Port Metro Vancouver “On Its Knees” Before Truckers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER – The province, Port Metro Vancouver and Federal Minister of Transport, Lisa Raitt have drafted and signed a 14-point proposal that they hope will end the strike crippling Canada’s largest port.

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Montreal Port Authority plans for decades of growth

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

MONTREAL — After coming off another year of growth, the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has plans for the entire city to capitalize on the port’s success.

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Senate agrees with harmonized trucking regs, new technology incentives.

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — A senate committee on transportation is recommending that the federal government approve several crucial trucking initiatives urged on by the industry.

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What’s good for the port is good for everyone

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — Trade through Port Metro Vancouver generates 132,700 total jobs across Canada, according to a recent study prepared for the port by InterVISTAS Consulting.

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Unionized Port Truckers Join Vancouver Strike

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, BC – Unionized container truck drivers at Port Metro voted on Saturday to join a strike by their non-unionized colleagues, who walked off the job earlier last week.