LAS VEGAS — What happens in Las Vegas is supposed to stay in Las Vegas, but that certainly not the case with Daimler Trucks’ recently introduced Inspiration Truck. It’s the autonomous commercial vehicle that has taken the world by storm. Literally. Daimler Trucks invited more than 200 journalists from four continents to cover the event, and stories have appeared in over 500 newspapers and on TV news shows all over the globe. Today’s Trucking was there too, of course. And we had our chance to ride in the truck. We were not allowed to drive it at this event because it requires some driver certification, which there wasn’t time to procure. We did come back from the launch event with this video of our test drive, with Equipment Editor Jim Park in the right-hand seat.
In this Focus On episode, Jim Park will Focus On his impressions of Caterpillar’s CT680L’s driving experience. Specifically, he highlights the various driver amenities and cab features that reduce cab noise and make the driving experience pleasant.
LANGLEY, BC – Beginning Jan. 10, 2016, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will begin issuing Administrative Monetary Penalty System fines to carriers who do not comply with eManifest requirements, ending the six-month educational enforcement period and its zero-rated AMPS penalties, according to the British Columbia Trucking Association. Empty and in-transit conveyances continue to be exceptions.
Advance Commercial Information (ACI) eMainfest requires motor carriers to transmit manifest information electronically at least one hour prior to a truck’s arrival at the first port of entry into Canada.
Carriers can send information identifying the truck, trailer, shipment(s) and driver to CBSA through its free, web-based ACI portal, a direct connection to CBSA or a service provider.
TORONTO- November 2014 freight volumes dropped 11 percent from October 2014, but truckers still hauled 19 percent more freight in November 2014 compared to November 2013.
When we posted the 50 Top Trucking Songs of All Time, we promised to keep our ears open for any others. True to our word, here’s the Next 40 Top Trucking Songs as chosen by you!
Canada’s for-hire trucking operations hauled 745.5 million tonnes of freight in 2014, up 7.9% over 2013, Statistics Canada reported today.
The related revenue was up 14.8%, reaching 14 cents per tonne-kilometre, while domestic freight generated 16 cents per tonne-kilometre.
Most of the weight (86.2%) involved domestic shipments, which rose 8.3% in the year. General freight led the way in Ontario and Quebec, while petroleum was the driving force in Alberta. General freight and motor vehicle parts accounted for most of the cross-border shipments by weight.
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, CA – It will never soar into the wild blue yonder, but the dusty Peterbilt truck parked outside a hangar at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center here may represent the future of low-carbon aviation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A measure of freight moving between the U.S. and its neighbors to the north and south shows for the first time the total value of U.S.-Mexico freight flows exceeded those between the U.S. and Canada.
TORONTO, ON — David Bradley will be stepping aside as president and CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance and the Ontario Trucking Association at the end of 2017. The announcement, which came Friday from both organizations, gave no reason for his upcoming departure. In a recent letter to OTA Chairman Scott Tilley, Bradley said, “It is with some amazement, but always with appreciation, that I think back on what a leap of faith it was back in 1991 to have entrusted such a young guy to represent such an incredible and important industry.” In a letter to CTA chairman Mark Seymour, Bradley expressed similar sentiments. Bradley joined OTA as director of economics in 1985 after starting his career on Bay St. Six years later, at the age of 33, he was promoted to president of the OTA.
HAMILTON, ON — The board of directors of the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) has announced the official launch of an effort to improve the education, recruitment and retention for entry level and existing professional drivers.
LONGUEUIL, QC — TruckPro has added five new members to its network that now includes more than 105 heavy-duty vehicle repair centers in Canada.