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Longer, heavier semitruck trailers proposed
Semi Trucks with dual trailers could get longer and heavier if two bills make their way through the federal government. One bill would allow each dual trailer to be 5 feet longer, for a total of 10 additional feet. Current single-trailer trucks would still be required to keep trailers 53 feet or shorter. Another bill […]
Driverless truck corridor from Mexico to Manitoba proposed
Industry experts have met recently to discuss this very plan — creating a driverless truck corridor that stretches from Mexico all the way up into Canada. U.S. Route 83, which traverses 1,800 mile stretch of north to south highway that runs from Brownsville, Texas to Westhope, North Dakota and then crosses the border into southern Manitoba. […]
US state Nevada issues first license for self-driving transport truck
Its name is “Inspiration” and Daimler Trucks says it’s the first ever self-driving semi-truck licensed to drive on public roads — in this case Nevada’s highways — not only for testing, but business, too. Daimler Trucks North America LLC, which has its headquarters in Portland’s Swan Island industrial area, debuted the self-driving big rig Tuesday night […]
MANITOBA RAISES SPEED LIMIT ON TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY
Winnipeg – Manitoba will increase the speed limit along the Trans-Canada Highway west of Winnipeg to the Saskatchewan border on June 2, 2015 The speed limit is to increase to 110 km/h from 100 km/h on most twinned sections of the highway, Premier Greg Selinger announced Thursday “Manitobans have been asking for an increase in […]
Russia proposes to build world’s longest intercontinental highway between London and NYC
Russian Railways president, Vladimir Yakunin, recently announced his very ambitious plan to build the world’s longest highway, which would connect London to New York City, but not across the Atlantic Ocean. Yup, you read correctly. The plan involves building a super-highway that’s some 12,400 miles long using existing roads in Europe and Russia. Around 6,200 […]
Satellite Image Reveals Ice Road Trucking Lanes in Canada
In the summer, lakes in isolated areas of northern Canada are filled mainly with wildlife. However, once winter’s frigid temperatures take hold, some of these same lakes turn into superhighways. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has provided a view of these highways from space with a Landsat satellite image taken on Feb. 24, 2015. […]
B.C. launches 10-year transportation plan
BC PROVINCIAL TRUCKING STRATEGY (Part of 10-year transportation plan)                                                  The B.C. government Yesterday announced B.C. on the Move, a 10-year transportation plan that outlines critical investments and improvements throughout the province that […]
Volvo Hopes to Prevent Truck Accidents with New Tech
Volvo Trucks has developed technology that eliminates a truck drivers’ blind spot, in a bid to reduce accidents involving pedestrians. Pedestrians and cyclists in urban areas are at particular risk. Last year 19,000 cyclists were reported killed or injured in Britain. Further, in London an estimated 20 percent of cyclist fatalities involve a truck or […]
$3.5 million awarded over trucker’s wrongful death
A jury has returned a $3.5 million verdict on behalf of a California trucker who died in a truck fire caused by an extremely damaged transmission. The Fresno superior court jury found for the family of the late Amarjit Khunkhun of Fresno, following testimony from an expert on the origin and cause of fires and […]
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 […]
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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