VANCOUVER, B.C. — Port Metro Vancouver says it’s accelerating implementation of its 14-point action plan to return port activities to normal.
It is also reforming its Truck Licensing System.
Robin Silvester, president and CEO of the port, said “In alignment with the previously announced 14-point Joint Action Plan, we are today moving forward with an acceleration of the plan to reform the Port Metro Vancouver’s Truck Licensing System. We will be informing TLS license and permit holders of this today.”
Silvester said the reforms come after months of consultation with industry, trucking companies and federal and provincial governments. The reform aims to create a more stable trucking industry. Changes to the Truck Licensing System will be in place by June, Silvester said.
“We expect everyone with a license or permit to be at work tomorrow,” Silvester said last night. “I cannot imagine why we would issue future licenses or permits under the new licensing system to truck drivers who are not at work tomorrow.”