Transport Committee to quiz industry experts on how data can innovate logistics and freight

The Transport Committee will explore technological innovations in the freight and logistics industries powered by more sophisticated use of data in a televised event tomorrow, Wednesday 13 March. The cross-party Committee’s inquiry is looking at examples of data innovations, and how they came to fruition, to make policy recommendations to Government on how it can […]

Teletrac Navman debuts intelligent in-cab camera for logistics

The connected mobility platform for industries that manage vehicle and equipment assets, Teletrac Navman, is launching an AI-powered, dual-camera dash cam to give fleet owners a unified view of their video and telematics data so that they can understand events and be empowered to improve driver safety through informed coaching. The fully connected IQ Camera […]

Grid Smarter Cities kerbside management contract extended in Southwark

Grid Smarter Cities has extended its Kerb Dock project by London’s Bankside Pier until the end of the year. The project showcases the potential of dynamically allocating kerb space by riverside locations for greener last mile deliveries in the city. Two bookable bays are now available for light freight couriers to load and unload directly […]

DfT calls for freight and logistics feedback

The Department for Transport and the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities have published a Call for Evidence on Freight and the Planning System.   This CfE is an action from the Planning Chapter of the Future of Freight and seeks to obtain appropriate evidence so that the planning needs of the freight and logistics sector […]

Autonomous lorries in closed environments hailed as a “quick win”

The introduction of autonomous goods vehicles into closed environments such as ports and factory sites could have a “quick win” for the logistics industry facing rising costs and driver shortages. That’s the view of a group of experts from across the freight and intelligent transport systems industries who met at a round table led by […]

Electric van maker about to start production for UPS

The EV startup Arrival is getting ready to begin production of electric vans for the parcel firm UPS at its microfactory in Bicester, Oxfordshire. The company says it has invented a new method of assembly using low capital, low footprint microfactories located to serve local communities. UPS ordered hundreds of millions of euros worth of […]

Transport managers prioritising road safety in the summer months

Through the summer, Peter Millichap (pictured), Marketing Director at Teletrac Navman UK writes for Highways News on how transport managers can prioritise road safety. According to the Met Office the upcoming summer months will in fact see an increased chance of heatwaves across the UK, despite the age-old stereotype of wet British weather. As the […]

Government unveils new plan to bolster freight supply chain

The Government has unveiled a multi-million-pound new plan to bolster the supply chain and create a more resilient and greener haulage sector.  A major campaign is underway to recruit and retain a skilled workforce in the logistics sector. The Government says it builds on its “unprecedented action” during the pandemic which has led to sector […]

Uber Freight and Waymo Via partner “to accelerate the future of logistics”

Uber Freight and Google’s driverless division, Waymo Via, have announced a long-term strategic partnership to connect their technologies and deploy autonomous trucks at scale on the Uber Freight network. It says this partnership brings together “the power of Waymo’s autonomous driving technology with the scale of Uber Freight’s network and leading marketplace technology, unlocking a […]

UCL looks at how telematics can improve road safety

University College London has received £140,000 from The Road Safety Trust to evaluate the role of telematics in reducing speed violations among drivers and riders in the delivery sector.  The project aims to explore the role of telematics in reducing speed violations amongst drivers and riders in the delivery sector and how this technology can […]


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