About 400 jobs are expected to disappear at Suncor Energy Inc.’s oilsands mines in northern Alberta as it deploys driverless ore-hauling trucks to replace the ones humans operate now. The company has been testing the 400-tonne capacity Komatsu trucks for about four years and has nine now.
In a 2018 budget consultation in Thornhill today, the Ontario Trucking Association pressed the Ontario government to prioritize support for green trucking technology and alternative fuels, increase truck parking and rest areas across the province and work with industry to promote advanced driver safety technology and road safety oversight programs.
The Canadian Trucking Alliance told Health Canada the government should not make exceptions for commercial truck drivers using medicinal marijuana while on the job and suggested there should be more oversight on the medical community for prescribing the drug to workers in safety sensitive positions.
As Ottawa prepares to legalize marijuana next year, the Ontario Trucking Association once again urged its provincial government to ensure zero tolerance enforcement for all truck drivers while allowing employers of safety sensitive workers to conduct comprehensive workplace drug testing.
The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada and Trucking Human Resources Sector Council Atlantic will be hosting an educational seminar on Tuesday December 5th in Truro, Nova Scotia. This seminar was originally scheduled for October 12th, but as a result of schedule conflicts, has been moved to the new date.