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Les logs dans le monde du transport : Une révolution économique! (Available in french only)

L’arrivée des logs va chambouler le monde du transport dans les temps à venir. Avec les nouvelles réglementations, les rôles seront inversés : ce seront désormais les transporteurs qui auront le long bout du bâton. En effet, en réglementant sévèrement les parcours des camionneurs, ceux-ci se retrouveront dans un marché où ils n’auront plus à vendre leur services à des prix et des conditions dérisoires. Comment les manufacturières pourront s’adapter? Nous vous présentons ici 2 publications sur le sujet : une vidéo explicative réalisée par une compagnie de transport, ainsi qu’un article publié récemment dans le Journal de Québec.
Vous trouverez en bas de cet article l’avis et les recommandations de ALCT.



Vidéo produite et réalisée par ONTRUCK


Camionneur sous pression (Journal de Québec)
Mercredi, 17 mai 2017 
Marc-André Gagnon
Les camionneurs en manque de sommeil, qui ne respectent pas les règles sur les heures de conduite, sont de plus en plus nombreux à se faire pincer par les contrôleurs routiers, a appris Le Journal.
Des documents obtenus à la suite d’une demande d’accès à l’information révèlent que le nombre d’avertissements et de billets d’infraction remis aux conducteurs de véhicules lourds pour non-respect du règlement sur les heures de conduite et de repos a augmenté de façon inquiétante.
L’an dernier, les agents de Contrôle routier Québec ont distribué près de 3000 constats d’infraction, une hausse de 50 % par rapport à 2010.
Le nombre d’avertissements a carrément explosé: les contrôleurs routiers en ont remis plus de 8000 en 2016. Il y a cinq ans, ils en remettaient cinq fois moins.
Amendes sévères
Les amendes peuvent atteindre jusqu’à 1730 $ si le camionneur délinquant est son propre patron.
«Les amendes sont très sévères. […] Vous savez, une amende peut équivaloir quasiment à une semaine de paye», a souligné Marc Cadieux, président de l’Association du camionnage du Québec.
C’est lorsque la sécurité routière est mise en péril que les contrôleurs émettent des billets d’infraction. Si l’erreur est de nature administrative, le camionneur s’en tire généralement avec un avertissement, sauf s’il s’agit d’une récidive.
«Quand ça touche la sécurité routière, que les heures de conduite sont excédées, c’est là que ça devient dangereux», a expliqué Benoit Lapierre, qui est contrôleur routier depuis une dizaine d’années.
Cette hausse du nombre d’avertissements et de constats d’infraction s’explique par l’intensification des efforts de contrôle et de prévention de la fatigue au volant, selon le porte-parole de Contrôle routier Québec, Éric Santerre.
«La fatigue au volant demeure la troisième cause d’accidents mortels sur nos routes. Même s’ils ne représentent pas la majorité des cas, on sait très bien que les accidents impliquant un véhicule lourd auront des conséquences beaucoup plus lourdes», a-t-il expliqué.
Les résultats commencent donc à paraître. Pour l’ensemble des camionneurs interceptés sur les routes du Québec, le taux de conformité par rapport aux heures de conduite et de repos est passé de 82 % en 2014 à 85 % en 2015 et 86 % l’an dernier.

LE REGISTRE ÉLECTRONIQUE DEVRAIT TOUT CHANGER
La mise en place éventuelle par le gouvernement fédéral d’un registre électronique obligatoire risque de donner du fil à retordre à ceux qui trafiquent leurs feuilles d’heures de conduite.
«On ne se mettra pas la tête dans le sable, oui, il y en a qui peuvent le trafiquer [leur registre des heures de conduite]. Ils ont des voyages à faire dans des temps à respecter», reconnaît le porte-parole de Contrôle routier Québec, Éric Santerre.
À l’heure actuelle, le registre se remplit sur papier. Avec un logiciel installé sur une tablette ou un ordinateur de bord avec GPS, il sera plus difficile de mentir sur ses heures de conduite.
L’Association du camionnage du Québec (ACQ) n’en demande pas moins. En décembre prochain, les Américains imposeront le registre électronique sur leur territoire. Le Canada tarde à emboîter le pas, ce que déplore l’ACQ.
Sécurité et compétitivité
«C’est quelque chose qui est très attendu, oui, au niveau de la sécurité, mais aussi au niveau de la compétitivité», a souligné Marc Cadieux, PDG de l’ACQ, qui pointe aussi du doigt les expéditeurs.
«Pour eux, que le camionneur attende une heure, deux heures, trois heures dans leur cour, ils n’en ont rien à cirer», dénonce M. Cadieux.
Cela expliquerait, entre autres, pourquoi certains en arrivent à tricher pour rattraper le temps perdu, ce qui alimente une forme de «compétitivité déloyale», regrette le représentant des transporteurs.
 
[x_accordion id= »25″][x_accordion_item title= »Une camionneuse raconte »]Mais la pression demeure. En entrevue avec Le Journal, une camionneuse a raconté qu’elle a déjà dormi seulement huit heures en quatre jours afin de plaire à son employeur et ne pas perdre son travail.
«C’était ridicule. Je dormais pendant mes pauses et mes temps de repas, et ce, pendant quatre jours et quatre nuits de suite. J’étais rendue agressive à la fin», a confié Jennifer Nicolas.
Alors que son ancien employeur manquait de main-d’œuvre, elle a dû prendre un nombre inestimable de cafés, boire des boissons énergisantes et avaler des comprimés de caféine vendus légalement en pharmacie pour aider au déneigement après une tempête de neige dans l’arrondissement Lachine où elle travaillait.
«Je ne m’endurais plus, je n’avais pas le choix de boire plusieurs Red Bull pour contrer mon manque de sommeil», a expliqué la camionneuse.
Plus que la limite
Elle affirme avoir modifié pendant des semaines son rapport journalier pour qu’il respecte la limite maximale de 70 heures par semaine. «Je travaillais entre 15 et 40 heures de plus que la limite. J’ai sacrifié ma relation avec mon fils. Je devais avoir une gardienne jour et nuit. Je travaillais pour payer la gardienne, un moment donné ça n’avait plus de sens. Mon fils m’en a longtemps voulu», a témoigné la mère de famille.
La camionneuse de 32 ans conduit des camions lourds depuis sept ans. Mère monoparentale, elle s’est endettée de 12 000 $ pour suivre sa formation dans une école privée. Elle voulait s’assurer de se trouver un bon emploi dès l’obtention de son diplôme d’études professionnelles en conduite de véhicules lourds. — Avec la collaboration de Magalie Lapointe [/x_accordion_item][/x_accordion]
[x_accordion id= »35″][x_accordion_item title= »Travailler dans l’illégalité »]Magalie Lapointe, Collaboration spéciale.
Le cas de Jennifer Nicolas, qui soutient avoir déjà dormi seulement huit heures en quatre jours, en raison de son travail de camionneuse, ne serait pas un cas isolé. Selon le consultant en transport chez SMSN, Steve Bourgeois, la pratique est répandue. «Les camionneurs ont peur de perdre leur emploi par manque d’expérience, car les compagnies demandent souvent plusieurs mois d’expérience. Ils acceptent donc de faire plus d’heures, même si c’est illégal», a-t-il ajouté. Par exemple, un employeur qui est payé à la tonne livrée peut avoir des journées peu rentables. Trafiquer le rapport Si un camionneur est pris pendant trois heures dans le trafic et réussit à faire seulement deux voyages au lieu de quatre, il devient peu rentable pour le propriétaire du camion. Un des moyens utilisés serait d’exiger du camionneur de trafiquer son rapport journalier pour qu’il travaille plus longtemps. «Il y a toujours moyen de trafiquer un rapport. Quelqu’un qui veut frauder pourra toujours le faire», a dit la camionneuse Jennifer Nicolas. [/x_accordion_item][/x_accordion]


[x_accordion id= »45″][x_accordion_item title= »AVIS ET RECOMMANDATIONS DE ALCT » open= »true »]Ne pouvant plus s’attendre à des délais de transport plus courts que la réglementation ou à des tarifs en bas de la moyenne, les manufacturières devront trouver d’autres façons de générer des économies.
Voici où ALCT entre en jeu : nous pouvons aider ces entreprises à réduire leur frais d’exploitation en ce qui à trait aux coûts de fret, et ce grâce à une meilleure gestion.
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ALCT wishing you a happy holiday !

ALCT Transportation Consulting and Management Firm is celebrating its 20th year of expertise working with the manufacturing companies in the transportation industry and we are happy to share this proud moment with you!
Always aware of the upcoming needs of the leaders in the manufacturing industry, ALCT takes advantage of all these years of expertise to create new solutions in order to optimize as much as the operational control as well as the financial control of the transportation budget.
Our client’s satisfaction, the upkeep of a superior quality service and our knowledge shared with you defines our main goal.
We would also like to wish you and your families a very happy Holiday and New Year!

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ALCT Transportation Consulting and Management Firm is celebrating its 20th year of expertis

ALCT Transportation Consulting and Management Firm is celebrating its 20th year of expertise working with the manufacturing companies in the transportation industry and we are happy to share this proud moment with you !
Always aware of the upcoming needs of the leaders in the manufacturing industry, ALCT takes advantage of all these years of expertise to create new solutions in order to optimize as much as the operational control as well as the financial control of the transportation budget.
Our clients satisfaction, the upkeep of a superior quality service and our knowledge shared with you defines our main goal.
Right now, we are constantly developing efficient tools for our clients and our team is dedicated to the management of your transportation !
We want to thank you for your trust for all of these years !

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Deliveries of goods for the autumn and Christmas seasons disrupted by Hanjin bankruptcy

The bankruptcy of the Hanjin shipping company, announced last Wednesday, plunged into confusion port authorities and retailers worldwide. Since Sunday, more than 79 giant cargo ships out of 141 are either blocked, seized or not functioning normally leaving the merchants into nothingness whether tons of goods will reach their shelves.
Since Wednesday, the South Korean giant filed for bankruptcy protection and stopped accepting new merchandise. Its assets being frozen, ships from to Canada were refused permission to offload or take aboard containers because there were no guarantees that tugboat pilots or stevedores would be paid.
Hanjin plans to file a petition in court in about 10 countries, including Canada, Germany and the UK this week, and later to extend this request to 43 jurisdictions to ensure that its vessels and other assets will not be seized by creditors, declared Monday the South Korea’s Financial Services Commission.
Hanjin’s financial issues will affect Canada’s freight industry, Ruth Snowden, executive director of the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association, to the AP.
« It impacts Canadian importers and exporters because if I have a container on that vessel I can’t get it, » she said.
Since 27 August, the ships have been denied access to ports and terminals.
That left cargo headed to and from Asia in limbo, much to the distress of merchants looking to stock shelves with fall fashions or Christmas toys. « Someone from the garment industry called earlier today asking: `How long is this going to go on, because I’ve got clothing out there,’ said J. Kip Louttit, executive director of the Marine Exchange of Southern California.
In the US, retailers are concerned mainly by the fact that there are millions of dollars of merchandise that should be on store shelves, but their arrival is affected by this bankruptcy.
Hanjin Shipping is the seventh largest ocean carrier and part of Hanjin Group, a huge South Korean conglomerate owned mainly by the Cho Yang-ho family. Hanjin Shipping has been losing money for several years.

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E-commerce and logistics to grow globally

Over the next decade, online retailing will gain even more importance than expected now – not just in developed countries but in emerging markets. This is according to the study « Global E-Tailing 2025 » commissioned by Deutsche Post DHL.
Logistics will also play a key role: it will provide businesses with significant competitive advantages, such as deliveries within a few hours on the same day of the order, flexible delivery and return times as well as resilient logistics and value added concepts in emerging countries.
The study was conducted by Deutsche Post DHL with the participation of trend research institutions Z_punkt and See More and numerous international experts from retail, logistics and academia. It is the first comprehensive study of scenarios on cross-border online commerce and its implications for the logistics industry, the release said.
Through four scenarios, the study shows how the electronic world of shopping around the globe might look to consumers and businesses in the near future. The different projections are based on a detailed analysis of the most influential factors – ranging from the price of energy and raw materials to technological, political and social factors to retail and consumption patterns. The scenarios also describe the possible effects of changes to society’s values system in 2025. The research focused on developed and emerging markets worldwide. Trend scouts also studied the trends of purchases and logistics in 12 international cities – among them, New York, Moscow, Bangalore, Jakarta and Lagos.
Today, e-commerce already makes up eight percent of the volume of global trade in Europe. Depending on the scenario, this share could rise to 40 percent in developed countries and up to 30 percent in emerging markets today.
You can read a summary of the four scenarios developed as well as the full study here.

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A delivery truck and drone tandem ready before the Amazon system

A Cincinnati firm has overcome the main obstacle in the race for drone deliveries by launching them out of the roof of a truck.
Workhorse, an American company, has created a system called HorseFly that meets the latest, more flexible rules of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Indeed, to fly its drones, operators need to obtain a commercial drone pilot’s license, the unmanned aerial vehicles have to be flown during daylight at no more than 400 feet off the ground, and must remain visible to the operator at all times.
Amazon.com has been actively pursuing drone technology to get packages to consumers, but the line-of-sight requirement has constrained its goal so far of using remote control to deliver packages miles away from the origin warehouse.
Workhorse has developed an eight-rotor « Octocopter » called HorseFly designed to be used in tandem with its electric delivery trucks, some of which are in service with companies like FedEx and UPS. Workhorse’s Octocopter can travel at speeds of 50 miles per hour, can carry a package weighing up to 10 lbs. and fly continuously for a period of 30 minutes. It has the ability to fly from the roof of the delivery vehicle, climb to a safe height, then navigate to the desired point of delivery using GPS navigation. The idea behind the concept of Workhorse is tackling the last mile delivery. Places where trucks and vans can’t reach such as rural areas for example.
Workhorse’s solution has been to place these drones to launch out of trucks because they remain within sight of the driver. Steve Burns, chief executive of Workhorse said that the drones remain within the line-of-sight of the truck drivers.

« We launch from atop the truck, and efficiencies are not as good as if you could just launch from 30 miles away, but they are staggering, » Burns told CNBC in a TV interview on Thursday.

The idea is to let the driver, using a touchscreen interface in the delivery truck, make a last mile delivery to a residence that is further from a cluster of other consignees. If the driver has a handful of deliveries in one direction and one to the left, “Give the one to the left to the the bird,” he said.

“Somebody has to be viewing it, whether it’s in the passenger seat of the truck or in the early days we think we’ll have the driver just sit there and watch it – which isn’t the economies of scale, isn’t the efficiencies you’d like to see yet, but we’re ushering in something that could be as dramatic to the delivery of goods as the invention of the internal combustion engine,” Burns said. “At 2 or 3 cents a mile, which is the electricity these drones use, the efficiencies are just remarkable.”

Burns said Workhorse plans to be flying drones in real-world operation by the end of the year.

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Added Value for Manufacturing Companies

[cs_content][cs_section parallax= »false » style= »margin: 0px;padding: 0px; »][cs_row inner_container= »false » marginless_columns= »false » style= »margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px; »][cs_column fade= »false » fade_animation= »in » fade_animation_offset= »45px » fade_duration= »750″ type= »1/1″ style= »padding: 0px; »][cs_text]Clearly, 2016 will mark a turning point in terms of effective tools to control budget costs in transportation while enjoying peace of mind and significant savings. ALCT Transportation Consulting and Management Firm is as added value for the manufacturing sector, which is a pillar of the Quebec economy.
Manufacturing firms have great interest in terms of high standard quality service. ALCT offers personalized turnkey service and puts its expertise at the service of the manufacturing sector by work developing strategic recommendations.
To achieve their business goals, leaders of manufacturing companies desire the best possible management of their operations while ensuring to obtain the market prices. Since the economic downturn, the optimal control and reduction of the costs in terms of transportation are a must for the manufacturing sector, and this will be especially true in the coming years in order to stay competitive in the industry.
In business since 1997, ALCT Transportation Consulting and Management Firm, known for its particular distinction, has developed a high-performance technology platform that is unique, scalable, in order to allow its customers full control over their transportation costs and logistics operations.
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In addition to optimizing the costs, the bill auditing tool called BEST AUDIT, allows visualization of all freight bills, operational traceability, cross-referenced of tariff agreements and immediate and instant access to detailed reports.
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Surrounded by a circle of experts working together in transport logistics, this particular company enables its customers to make significant operational and financial gains through sound advice.
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With its outstanding expertise and its integrated management service, ALCT takes a critical look and performs meticulous and thorough analysis of your sender profile. Leader in this field and recognized the motto YOUR SOLUTIONS PROVIDER, the company is always on the lookout for market prices and makes recommendations taking into account the current economic climate.
ALCT has managed establish trust and build a strong partnership with both carriers with manufacturers for nearly 20 years. This firm aims a continuous growth in the near future while maintaining the goal of being the leader in this sector.
Unquestionably, the ALCT managers are proud to have built a distinct Quebec company and compete with North American companies. The succession of ALCT, Carl Andre and Genevieve proceeded to shift and were able to modernize all the firm’s services. ALCT advocates a harmonious working environment and communicative, full of trust, understanding and wellness, with qualified staff who contribute to the growth of the enterprise.
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And what if the millions of trucks already on the road could become autonomous

This is the challenge initiated by former Google engineers along with employees from Tesla and Amazon. Who founded Otto, a San Francisco based. startup in The company develops an autonomous driving aftermarket kit for trucks. The firm already has several trucks on the road testing the technology.
For only US $ 30,000, all trucks manufactured since 2103 could become self-driven, which is much cheaper than buying the new Daimler Freightliner that will be available only in 2025.  » “We are developing a suite of sensors, software and truck enhancements coming together in a product that can be quickly outfitted on existing trucks, » the company wrote on its website.
Otto’s kit will allow the trucks to operate autonomously on the road safely keeping within a lane, maintaining a set speed, and slowing down or stopping as necessary. The company says it has demonstrated its technology on two vehicles on Interstate 5 and Highway 101 in California with minimal human intervention. As is the case with Daimler’s rig, the trucks do not change lanes by themselves, they can only slow down and follow the slower vehicles. This in itself is good news for anyone who has ever been stuck behind a slow truck passing a slightly slower truck.
Otto says its trucks should eventually be able to operate without a driver at the wheel. Someone will always be on board, but not necessarily at the wheel. Otto said she has conducted limited trials, where regulation allows it
With its kit, Otto hopes to solve some major problems on the roads.
Only in the United States, there are 4.3 million trucks responsible freight transportation on the highways. On any given day, trucks move 70 percent of all goods in the US which corresponds to 14 billion tons of freight per year, according to the Ministry of Transportation of the United States.
In addition, the trucks pose safety problems for drivers on the road. According to data from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, truck traffic accounted for only 5.6 percent of all US miles, but is the cause of 9.5 percent of all deaths that occur on the road .
Due to federal regulations, a truck can drive 11 hours a day with a single driver. After 10 hours, the accident rate becomes exponentially higher. With Otto’s system, the truck can drive with 24/7 security, which more than doubles its capacity utilization. Which is in itself a very strong financial argument.

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The City of Montreal and CN strengthen their partnership on safety

Company provides Montreal’s civil protection centre with detailed reports on the movement of dangerous goods. With new regulations taking effect recently, this partnership will grow stronger. Mayor Coderre also invited municipalities in Quebec to use a new important tool: « CN and the railroad industry developed ways to improve communications with cities. The AskRail mobile application gives emergency first responders access to information they need in the event of an incident. »
The Montreal police department and CN Police are also taking steps to improve rail safety around railroad crossings. « Rail Safety Week may be over, but we must continue to promote and practice safe habits. Montreal police and CN Police will work closely to prevent accidents and make sure everyone stays safe, » said Sean Finn, Executive Vice­-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer at CN. What’s more, CN and the City of Montreal will join efforts to better protect the rail network against malicious acts.

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PayPal Launches 'Return Shipping on Us' in Canada in order to stimulate retail sales online.

Directly taking into account the concern of online shoppers, this service aims to reinforce consumer confidence and encourage retail online by refunding return shipping costs on eligible online purchases in Canada and around the world.
A study from Ipsos reports that 40 per cent of Canadians are worried about ordering the wrong item online and not being able to return it. A further 27 per cent said they have been forced to pay for shipping back items in the past year, with the majority (65%) saying it cost them more than $10 each time.
« Canadians are warming up to online shopping, but uncertainty around returns can make people think twice about clicking the buy button, » says Kerry Reynolds, Head of Consumer Marketing, PayPal Canada. « With our new service, we are providing people with an option to return items purchased online that don’t fit or match their expectations. »
The program also benefits Canadians who buy from websites with which they may be unfamiliar. A PayPal study on cross-border purchases in 2015 revealed that 10.7 million Canadians make cross-border purchases online. 38 percent of them said that if free return shipping was available, they would be more likely to purchase goods online from another country. A quarter of Canadians who shop from international websites, and nearly 40 per cent who do not shop cross-border, mentioned that return shipping costs are holding them back.
« Canadian e-commerce is expected to grow by 8 per cent in 2016 to $34.5 billion. With online retail competition heating up locally and internationally for Canadian businesses, Return Shipping on Us is a competitive differentiator, » Reynolds added. « Our investment in this service is a potential revenue driver for smaller online sellers who can’t afford to offer free returns to their customers. »
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