On January 22, 2019, Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek announced updates to Ontario's Automated Vehicle Pilot Program (the AV Program) to allow for further testing of emerging technologies and to support future sales of autonomous vehicles. One of these changes includes permissive testing of truck platooning, in which large trucks, equipped with vehicle-to-vehicle communications, travel closely together as a group. With platooning set to alter Ontario's shipping and logistics industries, unionized employers must prepare to address autonomous vehicle technologies at the collective bargaining table.


Brad Hallowell


Autonomous Vehicles