Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News.
This month we highlight a number of stories on the rollout of some pretty innovative ‘next-generation’ technologies from around the world.
Canada has now mandated the use of electronic logging devices for all commercial semi-trucks. This replaces the traditional paper logbooks. While it is a federal regulation, the technology is proven to prevent fatigue and improve safety for commercial drivers.
Is it next-generation? Maybe not, but digitising systems is an important first step in showing the benefits and changing the culture around technology adoption.
In Europe, the leading commercial vehicle manufacturers will work together to install a public charging network for electric vehicles across Europe. With the growth in electric heavy-duty trucks, there is a need for better access to high-performance energy changing stations. Initially, over 1,700 charging points will become available within the next 5 years for long-haul vehicles.
Rounding out the technology theme this month is a new digital radio system for NZ-based City Forests. The digital platform connects workers, communication systems and data across more than 23,730 hectares of managed plantations.
Check out these stories and much more below. Enjoy this month’s issue.
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Stories this issue:
- Electronic logging devices to combat driver fatigue
- Digital communications rolled out across forestry operations
- European charging network for electric trucks
- Re-imagining the forest products supply chain
- WorkSafe reminder on forest safety
- NZ forest roading update to international audience
- Work with WorkSafe
- C3 opens new checkpoint at Port Nelson
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