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Noteworthy News – August 2, 2017

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

  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
This blog is provided for information only and is not a substitute for professional advice. We make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information and will not be responsible for any loss arising out of reliance on the information.

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