Notice of engagement: Rolling Truck Age Program
From February 7 to 25, 2022, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is seeking comments from Truck Licensing System participants, associations, industry stakeholders, First Nations, local governments, and community organizations who have an interest in the implementation of the Rolling Truck Age Program.
As we communicated in a letter to TLS participants, associations, and other industry stakeholders on January 14, 2022, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has deferred the implementation of the Rolling Truck Age Program, originally planned for February 1, 2022, for a period of no less than 90 days. During this time, we will be engaging with industry and community stakeholders to seek input to help inform a revised implementation plan for the program.
We are undertaking this engagement in response to concerns that some truck owners have expressed regarding the implementation timeline for the program. We also acknowledge a letter from Transport Minister Omar Alghabra asking the port authority to consider a short delay to the implementation date, and to provide a further opportunity for feedback regarding the implementation of the program.
We will be undertaking this engagement process in two phases:
- Comment period regarding issues, interests and solutions (February 7-25, 2022): During this comment period, we are seeking feedback to help us understand specific concerns and to solicit ideas about potential solutions that would help alleviate those concerns.
- Engagement regarding proposed revised implementation plan (spring 2022): We will share a draft revised implementation plan for feedback, based on input provided during the February comment period.
The port authority is prepared to make adjustments to the implementation plan that respond to the input that we receive.
Background information regarding the Rolling Truck Age Program and the topics we are seeking feedback on can be found in the discussion guide below.
Industry and community comment period: issues, interests and solutions – discussion guide:
How to provide feedback
After reviewing the discussion guide, there are two ways to provide input:
- Complete the online feedback form
- Send an email to [email protected] with comments in response to the engagement topics found on pages 4 and 5 in the discussion guide
Feedback for the first phase of engagement can be submitted until February 25, 2022.
We will consider input received as we develop a revised implementation plan for the Rolling Truck Age Program. You will also have an opportunity to review and comment on a draft of the revised implementation plan during the second phase of engagement this spring. Notification of the second phase of engagement will be provided to Truck Licensing System participants, associations, industry stakeholders, First Nations, local governments, and community organizations, and those who participate in this comment period.
Following the engagement process, we will provide a consideration report, outlining how input received was considered in the development of the revised implementation plan. This document will be shared with Transport Canada, TLS participants, and industry and community stakeholders, along with the final implementation plan.