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Driverless trucks coming to Canada despite threat to jobs

2017 was a banner year for the electric truck industry and with the advancements being made in self-driving technologies, it is only a matter of time before "driverless" trucks will be cruising down Canada's highways.

Are truck drivers in the U.S. in danger of becoming a rare breed?

The U.S. will face a shortage of nearly 50,000 truck drivers by the end of this year, according to a report by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). That's a sharp uptick from only two years ago when the shortage was pegged at 30,000 drivers.

Utah truck driver accused of keeping sex slaves in his trailer

Salt Lake City - A Utah truck driver kept two women as sex slaves in his semitrailer for months at a time while traveling the nation, raping them, filing down their teeth and brutally beating them into submission, police said.

Violent South African labour strikes 2012 - 2013

Violent strikes have become a lifestyle in South Africa. Although it's normal in a democratic society to find protests, the magnitude of the violence and deaths during strikes is a huge problem.

Long-haul truck drivers adapting to high fuel costs

Truck drivers are being obligated to keep their rigs' speeds at reduced rates of motion because of rising fuel prices. This move on the part of trucking companies has drivers pretty much crying foul for the most part.

Who Should Be Considered “Essential” During a Pandemic Flu Outbreak

Not only are doctors, nurses, and firefighters essential during a severe pandemic influenza outbreak. So, too, are truck drivers, communications personnel, and utility workers.

Driver found guilty in deadly human smuggling case

A truck driver was convicted Monday for his role in the nation's deadliest human smuggling attempt, in which 19 illegal immigrants died from dehydration, overheating and suffocation.
 

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