Today’s Pickup: Canadian province tackles driver training; the world’s longest freight route

Today’s Pickup: Canadian province tackles driver training; the world’s longest freight route

Canadian province tackles stricter driver training and Chinese goods to Europe move along the world’s longest freight route. Plus Uptake takes innovation award and improving truck driving jobs.

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Freight railway major Mercitalia flags off high-speed train between Italian trading hotspots

Freight railway major Mercitalia flags off high-speed train between Italian trading hotspots

Mercitalia, Italy’s largest freight railway company has unveiled ETR 500, a high-speed cargo train that connects Bologna with Naples. Authorities state that this would negate 9,000 truck trips annually, cutting nearly 80% of carbon emissions associated with carrying an equivalent load on road.

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