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Daimler Demonstrates a Self-Driving Truck

MAGDEBURG, Germany — For Daimler, the truck driver of the future looks something like this: He is seated in the cab of a semi, eyes on a tablet and hands resting in his lap. Daimler demonstrated its vision Thursday along a stretch of the A14 autobahn near Magdeburg in eastern Germany, the culmination of years […]

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Speed limits on some B.C. highways to hit 120 km/h

  The speed limits on some multi-lane highways in B.C. are going up to 120 kilometres per hour, Transportation Minister Todd Stone announced on Wednesday morning in Kamloops,BC. The new speed limit will be in effect on: Highway 5 (the Coquihalla) from Hope to Kamloops. Highway 97C (the Connector) from Aspen Grove to Drought Hill […]

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New Truck Technology displayed in Northern Nevada

Two 18-wheeler trucks in Nevada have successfully demonstrated that automated systems could make vehicles safer and more fuel efficient. Popular Science reports that a computer-assisted truck was able to maintain a precise distance of 33 feet from its human-operated counterpart. The truck used technology similar to adaptive cruise control, enabling its driver to steer without worrying about acceleration […]

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Truck driver shortage

There may be no end in sight for the driver shortage. Results from HireRight’s transportation survey show that even as 79 percent of fleets look to increase their workforces, drivers are leaving the industry for jobs that offer more money or a better quality of life. The trucking industry currently faces a shortage of roughly […]

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$18M Upgrade Planned for Aldergrove Border Crossing

An investment worth nearly $18 million in the Aldergrove border crossing is being applauded by the BC Trucking Association (BCTA). The federal government has pledged to improve the facility by adding primary inspection lanes (PILs), including a dedicated NEXUS lane, building a larger traveler processing facility, constructing a commercial examination warehouse and developing a supporting […]

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10 killed after FedEx truck slams into school bus

Authorities were trying to determine Friday why a FedEx truck roared across the grassy median of a Northern California freeway I-5 and slammed into a charter bus, causing a fiery explosion that left 10 people dead and dozens more injured. The National Transportation Safety Board sent an investigative “go team” from Washington to the scene […]

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New highway cameras show conditions on Manitoba roads

Drivers can see real-time road conditions on several Manitoba highways with video camera footage that can be viewed online. The Manitoba government has at least five cameras already operating on highways across the province to feed real-time images of weather and road conditions to its 511 road conditions website. The province is working on installing seven more […]

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REGINA BYPASS ROUTE FINALIZED

Work on the Regina Bypass is progressing as the route has been finalized and land acquisition has begun. “When the bypass proceeds to construction, it will be the single largest transportation infrastructure project in Saskatchewan’s history,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris said.  “The Regina Bypass will create jobs, reduce traffic congestion and significantly improve […]

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