The electric trucks hitting the streets
TORONTO, Ont. – A growing array of battery-electric and hydrogen-electric truck prototypes are beginning to haul freight, mostly in test fleets that will emerge around California in the year to come. Here’s a rundown of some of the trucks looking to make their mark.
Updated: Humboldt driver pleads guilty in crash, intersection to be upgraded
REGINA, Sask. – There will be no prolonged trial for the truck driver involved in the fatal crash with a bus carrying members of the Humboldt Broncos. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu has pled guilty to all charges against him – 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death, and 13 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
Ports leveraging data, operating hours to combat delays
TORONTO, Ont. -- Efforts to ease congestion at Canada’s ports are often anchored in physical changes. But another layer of recent upgrades -- involving everything from shared data to extended gate hours – has also been introduced to keep intermodal containers rolling.
Stay right, chain up, slow down in B.C.
KAMLOOPS, B.C. -- Bad weather has been known to wreak havoc on B.C. Coquihalla Highway’s Snowshed Hill, but the province hopes to keep traffic flowing with the help of a pilot project than bans hill-climbing trucks from the left lane between Box Canyon and Zopkios. And that’s only one change among a series of recent measures to improve highway safety throughout B.C.’s mountainous interior.
Spear goes on offensive in ATA address
AUSTIN, Texas – American Trucking Associations president and CEO Chris Spear went on the offensive during his annual state of the industry address today, calling for changes to everything from minimum driving ages to new drug testing tools and a massive infrastructure investment.