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Lions Gate fix means lane closures for Vancouver bridge

March 30, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

VANCOUVER, BC – British Columbia officials say they have a “smooth solution” to the Lions Gate “Bump”, as they enter the final repair work for the Vancouver bridge that opened in 1938 and handles up to 70,000 vehicles per day.

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Vancouver tops bad traffic list, Mexico City leads globally

March 22, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – Vancouver has taken Canada’s bottom honors for traffic congestion, according to an annual survey.

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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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Port Metro Vancouver Truckers Return to Court Over Back Pay

August 10, 2015 by sehui

VANCOUVER, BC — One labor union is asking a British Columbia judge to force Container Trucking Commissioner Andy Smith to order the payment of back wages it claims are owed by port trucking companies to container truckers at Port Metro Vancouver. In documents filed with the court on Tuesday, Unifor is alleging that Smith is in a clear conflict of interest because he is employed as both the commissioner and the lead lobbyist of the BC Maritime Employers’ Association, an organization representing many commercial interests connected to Port Metro Vancouver.

The truckers shut down the port for around four weeks in March 2014 over long wait times and pay, eventually leading to a settlement and ending the protests, known as the Joint Action Plan. It was signed by Premier Christy Clark, representatives for federal Minister of Transportation Lisa Raitt, and Unifor.

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Cargo Logistics Canada launches new award

January 16, 2015 by Allan Janssen

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Canada’s largest supply chain expo to recognize the province’s top vendors and service providers.

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Vancouver Testing Diesel Pollution From Trucks

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LADNER, BC – A three-month study of diesel pollution from heavy-duty vehicles is underway in Vancouver, according to the Delta Optimist.

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Whistleblower Tool Set Up for Port Metro Vancouver Drivers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Port Metro Vancouver has a new initiative, spurred on by this year’s Vancouver strike, to give truckers a way to voice their concerns.

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Vanport strike fears waning; port toughens licensing rules

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER, B.C. — There’s still no strike action from nearly 500 Vancouver port ship and dock foremen who have been poised to strike since New Year’s Day.

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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.

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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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New Year brings new authority to B.C. ports

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — After months of discussion and planning, the three B.C. Lower Mainland port authorities melded into one at the turn of the New Year.

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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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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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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.