Exhaustive research into existing conditions and regulations are required to increase efficiency and productivity in the drayage sector. The projects on this page illustrate the complexity of this industry in the B.C. lower mainland. Conducted on behalf of both the federal and provincial government, the studies range from container truck movement modeling to compensation and industrial relations.
Vancouver Port Container Trucking Annual Overview (2010)
This project was conducted for Transport Canada Ports Policy to examine changes in the structure of the Lower Mainland drayage sector and analyze potential impacts on industry stability.
Lower Mainland Port Trucking Review (2009)
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).
Container Trucking Simulation Project (2007)
Mr. Davies acted as Project Manager for this study for the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation to analyze and model container truck movements in the Lower Mainland.
Lower Mainland Port Trucking Task Force (2005)
Mr. Davies served as Director of Research. The Task Force was appointed by the Canadian and British Columbia governments to investigate port efficiency and industrial relations issues related to the withdrawal of services by drayage drivers in the summer of 2005.