Consultations on British Columbia’s Off-Dock Drayage Recommendation Report are moving to the next phase with face-to-face meetings between the BC container trucking commissioner and key stakeholders set to take place next week. The Off-Dock Drayage Recommendation Report was published on May 12, 2021, in response to a request from Transportation Minister Rob Fleming to examine opportunities to make targeted adjustments to the rates and policies for off-dock drayage activity in the Lower Mainland. The consultations being undertaken by the commissioner will inform the next round of improvements for those working in the container trucking sector. Six stakeholder groups, including the Chamber of Shipping, and 15 individual drivers so far have registered to participate in next week’s sessions.
In acknowledging National Trucking Week, we echo Minister Fleming’s statement and thank all truck drivers for their commitment, dedication, and professionalism particularly throughout the pandemic.