LCVs will help increase business to the Port of Halifax transloading facilities, where shipments are transferred to and from trucks, and other transportation partners. The Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal will assess the vehicles on selected four-lane highways.
“We are pleased the province of Nova Scotia will be launching this pilot project,” said George Malec, vice-president Business Development and Operations, Halifax Port Authority. “Many customers of the port, and especially those involved in transload, want to use LCVs to transport their goods to inland markets. This pilot provides options for our customers to grow their business through the Port of Halifax.”
Under the pilot programme, the vehicles will be permitted to operate under strict conditions, including only on four-lane divided highways from Halifax to the New Brunswick border, lower maximum speeds of 90 km/hour, and using trained drivers with a minimum of five years and 150,000 kms of tractor trailer driving experience.