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Container Trucking Agreement

“We are pleased that an agreement has been reached for moving forward with the 14-point Joint Action Plan. We look forward to truckers returning to work. The impacts of this ongoing dispute have been significant for Canadian families, business and our international customers, and we anticipate it will take some time for backlogs to clear before the port can return to normal operations.”

Robin Silvester
President & CEO, Port Metro Vancouver

What's new

  • Port Metro Vancouver TLS Moratorium Notice

    Apr 7, 2014

    As part of PMV’s commitment to the recently announced Joint Action Plan we are taking steps to ensure we are exercising control over the total number of approved trucks in TLS to avoid a surplus and support the goals of the Action Plan.

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A New Vision for Trucking

Port Metro Vancouver is poised for significant growth as Asia-Pacific trade continues to grow. Having a stable and efficient drayage sector is critical to capturing our share of this growth and ensuring long-term economic viability for the region, the province and Canada as a whole.

Container Trucking Strategy

In December 2011, Port Metro Vancouver launched a stakeholder engagement process to develop a broadly supported, long-term vision for the Container Trucking Sector that would enhance its global position as a sustainable and competitive supply chain leader.

Smart Fleet

In February 2013, Port Metro Vancouver announced is Smart Fleet trucking strategy, the Port’s three-year action plan to achieve excellence in the local container trucking sector. Smart Fleet is a plan that will guide work with industry and government to drive performance, accountability and sustainability within the c http:// ontainer drayage supply chain. Learn more.

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Ongoing programs

Truck Licensing System

Port Metro Vancouver's Truck Licensing System (TLS) requires all drayage companies desiring to dray marine containers to or from Port facilities be approved for a TLS licence.

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Container Truck Efficiency Pilot Program

This new pilot program builds on several initiatives already underway, including a review of how container trucks currently access the Port, a new decal program and the terminal operator gate compliance initiative.

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Trucking Headlines

Acknowledging the significant role of the trucking sector, Port Metro Vancouver is committed to communicating with TLS licence and permit holders more frequently.

Trucking Headlines aims to keep you informed on trucking initiatives to improve efficiencies in truck movements at the Port's container terminals, and to answer your questions about current events and topics that relate to you. Let us know what you think of Trucking Headlines.

Contact us to provide comments and suggest topics for future issues.

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Truck Licensing System

Port Metro Vancouver's Truck Licensing System (TLS) requires all drayage companies desiring to dray marine containers to or from Port facilities be approved for a TLS licence.

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