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Study Looks at Montreal Drayage Drivers, Communication

MONTREAL, QC - A study that is reportedly the first of its kind offers a profile of Montreal drayage drivers and examines communication technologies currently used by them and drayage trucking companies in the region. It's a collaboration between the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table, a non-profit, regional partnership between labor, business and education/training institutions, and the Montreal Port Authority. According to the study, many drivers and employers already use smartphones to share and obtain traffic information. It also found that drivers actively using newer technology will increase and a significant percentage of drivers would prefer to use newer technologies to receive their information.

BC Gets New Container Trucking Commissioner

VANCOUVER, BC -- Two top appointments have been made to the British Columbia Container Trucking Commissioner Office following the recent and sudden departure of its leader. Corinn Bell has been named acting commissioner and Vince Ready was appointed acting deputy commissioner. Bell takes on the role after the sudden departure of Andy Smith on Sept. 16. Bell and Ready co-authored a report on Port Metro Vancouver's trucking sector following a one-month strike by truck drivers in March 2014. The Container Trucking Commissioner is one of government's commitments under this plan. The Province enacted the Container Trucking Act in December 2014 to provide fair wages and working conditions for truckers and to ensure efficient operation and global competitiveness of Port Metro Vancouver.