The image here is of a billboard, among other similar ads that are part of a campaign being waged by British Columbia, Canada’s weigh-station inspection force for more funding, attempting to exploit the general public’s supposed fear of Class 8 on-highway trucks.
The Canadian Today’s Trucking publication has a great story about the effort, spearheaded by the B.C. Government and Employees Union — and North American Truckers Guild’s efforts to fight it.
NATG president Larry Hall told Today’s Trucking: “The union are in full bargaining mode and they don’t care who they’re throwing under the bus.”
Click through the image above or check out the full report here.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.