Truck Licensing System

All container trucking companies and their trucks desiring to serve the port’s marine container terminals must meet certain criteria to be eligible for an Access Agreement under the Truck Licensing System to gain access to the federally-owned port property. Criteria includes minimum truck age, safety and environmental requirements.

For more information regarding container truck access at port facilities, contact us at 604.665.9333 or email [email protected].

Environmental requirements

The Port of Vancouver was the first port in Canada with stringent environmental requirements for port container drayage trucks to reduce air emissions, implemented by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority in 2008. The key environmental requirement for truck approval in Truck Licensing System target truck age restrictions.

Minimum truck age

Effective August 1, 2019, all additions, replacements, and returning trucks to any TLS fleet must meet the new minimum requirement of a 2014 truck, with equipment compliant with all original factory installed emissions standards. All TLS trucks continue to be subject to periodic inspection.

Resources and forms

2019-07-16 General Notice – 2014 minimum truck requirement (FINAL)
VFPA Access Agreement Joinder Application [PDF]
VFPA Access Agreement Consent to Disclose [PDF]
OBCCTC Licence Sponsorship Agreement [PDF]
OBCCTC Licence Consent to Disclose [PDF]
List of local drayage trucking carriers approved in Truck Licensing System to access port property[PDF]
List of long haul drayage trucking carriers approved in Truck Licensing System to access port property[PDF]