Retailers are seeing lower sales than they had expected, cyber attacks are still a big worry among business owners and drones step in to help with package deliveries. Here’s this week’s Noteworthy News:
Noteworthy News – February 22, 2017
- A drop in retail sales stunts economic growth in Canada from late 2016 to early 2017 — a disappointing result that comes as a surprise. Economists point to lower holiday spending and fewer big purchases as the culprits, and the Canadian dollar has responded with a downturn.
- Cyber attacks top the list of biggest business continuity threats, but challenges bring opportunities for shrewd operations. While digital vulnerabilities keep business owners up at night, experts insist that there are plenty of tools at their fingertips to remedy weaknesses. Via Canadian Underwriter
- Forbes Magazine pegs several Canadian fleets as Canada’s Best Employers for 2017, a list that includes 300 employers spanning 25 industries. Via Today’s Trucking
- Are robots the couriers of the future? UPS has teamed up with drone maker Workhorse Group to deliver a residential package by drone, the first delivery of its kind for UPS and one that could make a world of a difference for safety and efficiency. Via Truck News
- Trucker Path’s trip planning app is gaining ground, with more than 1 million downloads – and a lot of positive feedback. Featuring over 6,000 locations that offer parking for trucks, it promises to make life easier for drivers across the continent. Via Today’s Trucking
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