Freight Transport Strategy and Performance

A collation of articles and websites on freight transport strategy and performance. National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy Released in August 2019, the Strategy is an agreed national approach to Australia’s freight and supply chains. There are six delivery areas that will be reported in an annual evaluation of performance: Improved efficiency and international competitiveness … Read more

Why doesn’t smart growth emphasise freight?

While freight transport is vital to regional economies and our everyday lives, smart growth approaches tend to neglect it, or only consider significant negative controls over freight activities. What is smart growth? Smart growth aims to improve the quality of life in communities, with a strong sustainability emphasis, aiming to conserve energy and protect environmental quality. A … Read more

Semi-autonomous Truck Platoons in Europe

Is the emerging autonomous vehicle technology suitable for freight vehicles in Australia?

A demonstration convoy involving six truck manufacturers drove across Europe in April 2016, sponsored by the Netherlands transport agency.

These trucks used autonomous driving technologies to communicate wirelessly and follow in close succession. Semi-autonomous refers to the need for a driver at least in the first truck.

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How to plan for smart growth freight transport

 

Smart growth aims to improve the quality of life in communities, with a strong sustainability emphasis, aiming to conserve energy and protect environmental quality.

A key smart growth theme is efficiency – reducing the socio-economic cost per-capita of infrastructure and services.

This requires transport and planning professionals to plan future land use patterns which are compact and provide a range of transport options, to reduce the need to travel, the number and length of trips and car dependance.

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