Canadian trucks are moving more freight in 2017 than they have in years, North America’s first cross-border test drive of automated vehicles is underway, and Canadian contractors are leading the global green building revolution. Here’s this week’s Noteworthy News.
Noteworthy News – August 2, 2017
- The Canadian trucking industry is moving more freight in 2017 than it has for years: compared to 2016, freight volumes in June rose 45% year-over-year, and were the second highest ever recorded. Via Truck News
- Ontario and Michigan are completing North America’s first cross-border test drive of an automated vehicle, with innovative features like traffic jam assist and technology that measures driver fatigue. Via Canadian Underwriter
- Canadian contractors are leading the global green building initiative, as the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announces that the nation has surpassed 100 LEED v4 registrations. Via On-Site
- The Canadian economy is not treating all territories equally: while the medium-term outlook is great for Yukon, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories may not enjoy such a strong economic forecast in the months to come. Via Canadian Manufacturing
- More businesses acknowledge that ransomware is on the rise, but many don’t realize that accidental data breaches are also major causes of loss, accounting for around 30% of total breaches. Via Canadian Underwriter