This project was undertaken for Transport Canada, Ports Policy, to assist in the review of regulations governing minimum levels of compensation to owner/operators in the drayage sector serving the Lower Mainland ports (now Port Metro Vancouver). The federal regulations were put into place in 2007 as a means of ensuring stability in drayage services to Lower Mainland port facilities.
The scope of the study included a profile of the port trucking industry, a review of collective agreements between trucking companies and labour unions, analysis of drayage costs, and assessment of operational efficiency in the port trucking sector. The results of this analysis were used to inform Transport Canada’s report to the Minister of Transport on this issue.
Report to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities