Driverless Trucks in Canada

glen-codner-big-truckThis is a very interesting story about how a mining company has already jumped in and purchases 175 driverless trucks to operate here in Canada. They will operate in the Oil Patch. How will this affect the trucking industry?

Friday June 19, 2015

Will Suncor’s driverless trucks put Alberta truck drivers out of work?

Driverless trucks are coming to Alberta’s mining operations. Last week, Suncor Energy Inc. confirmed that it has entered a 5-year agreement with a Japanese manufacturer of autonomous vehicles. The company has already agreed to buy 175 driverless trucks, and a spokesperson says it plans to replace its entire fleet by the end of the decade. Local union members are concerned that the technology could lead to the loss of hundreds of jobs.