Ninety percent of all consumer products are shipped by trucks across Canada. With the US being the largest trading partner, over two-third of trades are transported between two countries. In Vancouver, there is an average of about 2,300 trucks a day on the main highway.
With the intensive logistics schedule and the distraction from electronic devices, accidents are prone to happen. Even with heavy traffic restrictions the government applying to distracted drivers, 1.6 million crashes happened while using mobile, radio stations, and GPS programs. Major automotive manufactures have been trying to find a way to help the roads to be safer.
Can robots do the job we do?
Our reliability in robotic machinery has significantly expanded in the past two decades. The prediction is in place that indeed one day robots can do what we do. There are 6 stages of progression when the question rolls out:
The technologies are inevitable to replace human drivers, either it is a robot or programmed self-driving truck. First, there is a shortage of trucking drivers, especially in British Columbia. It is bound to become more difficult to find drivers in the coming years. Secondly, it probably reduces the chances of accidents and improves roadside safety much more, even we don’t want to admit it.
In 18 Wheels Logistics, we have been investing in machinery hence the operations integrate both human and robots. This approach, in fact, creates more job opportunities for the Vancouver labor market. We specialize in copacking, warehousing, and trucking. If you are an experienced machine operator, please feel welcome to contact us.
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18 Wheels Warehousing & Trucking Limited
Burnaby Terminal, BC T1
7185 11th Avenue, Burnaby, BC V3N 2M5
Tilbury Terminal, BC T2
7708 80th Street, Delta, BC V1B 6A9
Annacis Island Terminal, BC T3
780 Derwent Way, Annacis Island, BC V3M 5P8
Richmond Terminal, BC T4
9920 River Drive, Richmond, BC V6X 3S3
Burnaby Terminal, BC T5
2864 Norland Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5B 3A6
Vancouver, BC T6
525 North Skeena Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5K 3P5
Vancouver, BC T7
3438 Lougheed Highway, Vancouver, BC V5M 2A4
Nanaimo Terminal, BC T8
1890 E. Wellington Rd., Nanaimo, BC, V9S 5L0
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720 Evans Ct, Kelowna, BC V1X 6G4
Calgary Terminal, Alberta T10
4990 68th Ave SE, Calgary, AB, T2C 4N8
Toronto Terminal, ON T11-A
5300 Harvester Rd, Burlington, ON L7L 5N5
Columbus, Ohio T12-A
433 London Groveport Rd, Lockbourne, OH 43137 USA
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3025 S. Geiger Blvd, Washington, 99224 USA
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