24 Jun Truckers to Vote on Work Stoppage over Vancouver Port’s ‘Penalizing’ Rolling Age Program
More than 1,000 members of British Columbia’s United Truckers Association are planning to vote on a “work stoppage” next month over incoming regulations at the Port of Vancouver.
On Sept. 15, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s revised Rolling Truck Age Program takes effect, banning diesel-powered trucks more than 12 years old from accessing the port.
Gagan Singh, spokesperson for the United Truckers Association, said the program will wreak havoc on supply chains and force some truckers who can’t afford to replace their vehicles out of a job.
“We are not against the environment, we are worried about future generations too, but if someone is penalizing us, we don’t accept it,” he told Global News.
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