The Port of Vancouver is commencing a Rolling Truck Age Program (RTAP). The purpose is to contribute to the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from port activities.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is implementing a 10-year rolling maximum truck age for all container trucks registered through the Port’s Truck Licensing System (TLS). This will primarily impact drayage operators.
The Port states as follows:
Developed with input from the trucking community, the new 10-year rolling maximum truck age policy will improve air quality and support cleaner, healthier communities in Metro Vancouver, while also helping to build a more sustainable container truck fleet serving the Port of Vancouver.
The plan was scheduled to take effect on February 1, 2022 and on that date, no trucks older than 10 years would be be licenced under the Port’s Truck Licencing System (TLS). As requested by the Minister of Transport the implementation date is being delayed by “a period of not less than 90 days”
Over the coming weeks industry and other stakeholders will have an opportunity to provide feedback to the Port.
More details can be found from the Port of Vancouver below: