Final Surge at Ports Before St. Lawrence Seaway Season Ends
OTTAWA, ON -- Trucks serving ports and related facilities along the Great Lakes Seaway system are no doubt staying busy with new figures showing number of vessels currently there exceeds the five-year average as ships deliver much-needed supplies and make a final push to export grain from Thunder Bay and other Ontario ports before the St. Lawrence Seaway closes on Dec. 30.
B.C. Port Trucking Commissioner Orders Back Pay for Drivers
VANCOUVER, B.C. - The Office of the British Columbia Port Trucking Commissioner on Friday released a series of rulings that truck drivers are owned more than $150,000 in back wages as part of an agreement that ended a 2014 strike at the Port of Metro Vancouver.
BC Trucking Official Says Drivers Still Owed Back Pay
VANCOUVER, BC -- British Columbia's Container Trucking Commissioner Corinne Bell has renewed her call for Metro Vancouver's port trucking companies to give back pay to their drivers as part of agreement that resolved a March 2014 dispute.
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.