Is been super busy in these parts but we’ve still been able to keep up with some important trucking news. Let’s see what you might have missed in recent industry news.
Trucking Safety & Compliance
CTA says ELD certification process proceeding well – “The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) says third-party certification of electronic logging devices (ELDs) is proceeding well, and that fleets will have a “plethora” of devices to choose from.”
Trucking industry throws its support behind distracted driving proposal – “In its 2021 Risk Index, Travelers found the shift to less crowded roads altered people’s perception of driving. Nearly a quarter of respondents think the roads are safer today than prior to the pandemic, and almost one-third of respondents think their driving has improved since the pandemic.”
Driver fatigue is a top ranked risk in Ontario’s trucking industry – “When it comes to driving, two types of fatigue matter—physical fatigue and mental fatigue. Both reduce a driver’s capability to perform essential driving-related duties.”
2021 CVSA Roadcheck emphasizing hours of service and ‘number one vehicle violation’ lighting – “Lights and hours of service are the focus of this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Roadcheck blitz and for good reason. These categories have continued to rack up piles of tickets for fleets, a significant number of which have led to costly out of service violations.”
Health and Safety
Manitoba’s cross-border truckers eligible for vaccine in North Dakota under joint program – “Returning drivers coming into Manitoba will be able to pull into the Northbound Alexander Henry Rest area near Drayton, N.D., and receive either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. The site will be open between Wednesday and Friday, between noon and 8 p.m. on those days.”
Manitoba, North Dakota Announce Joint Initiative To Vaccinate Truck Drivers – Valuable info from the MTA. “In the course of their work into or through North Dakota, drivers who are interested in vaccination should use this website to book appointments (choose Drayton Rest area): https://vaccinereg.health.nd.gov/clinic/search”
Sask. truckers will be able to get vaccinated at North Dakota border – “Truck drivers crossing the border from Saskatchewan into North Dakota will be able to receive COVID-19 vaccines starting Wednesday thanks to an agreement between the provincial and state governments.”
Report ranks the top 10 most stressful roads for drivers in the U.S. – “A new report takes a look at the roads, cities, and states that cause U.S. drivers the most stress. FleetLogging recently shared a report that dives into the most stress-inducing travel areas for drivers by analyzing tens of thousands of Tweets that contain the word “traffic” to find out where drivers are feeling the most perturbed.”
Pilot unveils enhanced driver app and loyalty program – “Now with myRewards Plus, we are able to provide drivers with more of what they need and want while on the road,” said Mike Rodgers, chief technology officer at Pilot Company. “We are always working to enhance the experience for our guests and are introducing the myRewards Plus app to simplify how drivers can earn more, save more and make the most of their stops when they visit any of our locations.”
On the Lighter Side
WATCH: Rural residents have no idea what to do with newly constructed roundabout
The Coquihalla in 8 Minutes – This is pretty neat! A condensed version of the Coquihalla in 20 Months” video. In 1984, construction of the first phase of the Coquihalla Highway began. The highway would eventually provide drivers with a quicker route into the interior from Hope.