Ontario Container Carriers Waiting time at Terminals and Empty Returns

Ontario Container Carriers Waiting time at Terminals and Empty Returns

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Chris Ford started this petition to Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA)

Representing a large number of Container Drayage Companies, with 960+ trucks operating in Ontario, we are writing to inform the community that the Terminal Waiting Times and the inability to return empty containers have created a critical situation for us.

Waiting times of over five hours just to pick up a container have become far too frequent. We are forced to line up on city streets just to enter terminal property and at times, are either ticketed by police or forced to move. Many have had drivers refusing to attend terminals.

Empty return locations change constantly and we are often told to return containers to terminals that are either closed, or are simply not accepting empties at the time we attempt to return them.

For decades, most Container Drayage Companies have had these added costs pushed back on them by the Forwarding Community, resulting in having to absorb them. These unsustainable business practices must come to an end.

We are imploring the International Freight Forwarding Community to accept that Terminal Waiting Time Fees and Inability to Return Empty Container Fees from their Container Drayage Providers must be charged and supported.

Please sign this petition in support of these changes.

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