Vancouver port defers truck age ban program to April 3, 2023

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The Port of Vancouver will defer implementation of the Rolling Truck Age Program by a last six months to April 3, 2023, in accordance with a letter issued by the port authority on Sept. 3.

This system banning container-hauling vans with model years older than 2006 in a bid to regulate emissions was anticipated to enter impact on Sept. 15.

Transport Canada indicated throughout discussions {that a} last adjustment to this system schedule would supply further flexibility to raised allow operators to adjust to necessities, the letter addressed to Truck Licensing System (TLS) contributors acknowledged.

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All container trucking companies trying to serve the port’s marine container terminals should meet sure standards – together with minimal truck age, security, and environmental necessities – to entry the federally owned port property beneath the TLS.

The United Truckers Affiliation (UTA) has opposed this system and had threatened job motion, however later agreed to delay the transfer after holding talks with port officers on July 30, staving off a possible shutdown on the busy West Coast facility.

UTA spokesman Gagan Singh advised TruckNews.com that the group will proceed to push for an finish to this system and can work with lawmakers in parliament on this regard.

“We are going to maintain a gathering each month, about 350 folks attended our latest one on Sept. 3. The subsequent assembly is on Oct. 9,” he mentioned.

The port authority says trucking corporations and drivers representing 80% of the 1,800 container vans serving the port already adjust to this system. Fewer than a dozen vans would have been affected by the Sept. 15 deadline, the port authority mentioned.

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