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Port says container traffic continued to pick up on Friday

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Port Metro Vancouver says container trucking activity continues to recover, even as many truck drivers remain off the job.


VANCOUVER, B.C. — Port Metro Vancouver says container trucking activity continues to recover, even as many truck drivers remain off the job.

The port said Friday’s container movements surpassed those from Thursday, which set a new high since the labour disruption was initiated.

On Friday, truck drivers held a protest at Canada Place. Port Metro Vancouver says its supports their right to peacefully protest as long as they aren’t disrupting the rights of other truck drivers to continue serving the port. The port on Friday released a video of striking truck drivers abusing another trucker as he attempted to serve the port.

“Intimidation shown and released today is totally unacceptable,” said Robin Silvester, president and CEO of Port Metro Vancouver. “Despite this type of appalling behavior, our terminals are now seeing steadily growing truck activity demonstrating there are truckers who want to work and are willing to service the gateway. We are also continuing with the reforms we have announced to address the concerns that have been raised.”

You can watch video of the abuse recorded and released by PMV here.


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2 Comments » for Port says container traffic continued to pick up on Friday
  1. Scott says:

    Race to the bottom boys and girls. The truckers are in a bad state. They aren’t making enough to make ends meet. I guess they won the race. Market forces will sort this out eventually. When enough truckers can’t afford to do business the customer will have to change their ways or not get service.
    Just where are the trucks coming from to cut the striker’s throats? They should be ashamed of themselves. Again, go ahead and take that job. Eventually your savings will run out too, and you will be right where these fine people are in the strike. They can’t make enough to live on.

  2. Tony Young, retired owner- operator bed -bug hauler says:

    Don’t you think that a lot of this problem comes from under-cutting each other by the tractor company owners, not drivers, help cause this problem. This happened in the moving business and destroyed it.

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