Vancouver container haulers protest rates, restrictions

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DELTA, B.C. — Vancouver container haulers are once again growing ornery over alleged rate slashing and restrictions they say are affecting their livelihoods.

On Nov. 27, about 400 truckers protested in Delta, according to local media. The protest was organized by the Vancouver Container Truckers’ Association.

Container truckers complain that B.C. ports are not living up to minimum rates and other conditions outlined by government following an ugly work stoppage in 2005. They are also upset by new fees, such as a $300 licensing fee for drivers, the lifting of a ban on new licences and an impending ban of older trucks, according to the Vancouver Sun.  

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