June 3, 2014 8:15 AM, EDT
Webtech Wireless to Implement GPS Program at Port Metro Vancouver
Ben Nelms/Bloomberg News

Webtech Wireless Inc. said it has been selected by Port Metro Vancouver to implement a GPS program as part of the port’s three-year plan to improve the efficiency of its container truck sector.

The GPS program is expected to reduce wait times, decrease dispatch office call volumes and lower truck idling times, according to Webtech.

“Implementing the GPS solution from Webtech Wireless will provide a complete, accurate and real-time base of data to help manage congestion and wait times at Port Metro Vancouver,” Peter Xotta, vice president of planning and operations for Port Metro Vancouver, said in a statement.

“It will also make Port Metro Vancouver the first to have all port-licensed trucks outfitted with GPS technology, providing the opportunity to transform the container-trucking industry and make our port a world leader,” Xotta said.

In 2012 and 2013, the port installed more than 1,000 GPS locators in its drayage trucks and plans to install 1,000 more by July.