Isuzu Trucks Tackle Congestion

Isuzu looks at concept of shared delivery transfer stations.

Isuzu Trucks Tackle Congestion - Isuzu think a new system using shared transfer stations could help ease congestion and lower road freight costs.

Traffic congestion is increasingly choking Australia’s major cities and that means move freight is becoming a more expensive and slower exercise.

But Isuzu Trucks reckon an innovative new telematics system that would involve freight organisations utilizing a system of shared delivery transfer stations could help ease congestion and cut pollution on Australian roads.

The system being put forward by Isuzu Trucks could help freight operators reduce costs by 25%.

Software and programming researchers at Melbourne’s Monash University have been analysing the system, which utilizes wireless communication and telematics to provide immediate truck specific traffic and route details for fleets, and are impressed by what they have seen.

Monash University’s Dr Richard Kelly is preparing a thesis on this system, he believes it would improve the productivity of Australia’s freight industry.

‚ÄúNew optimisation programming techniques have emerged which assists us in moving closer towards less predictable real-life transport scenarios,‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúBy swapping deliveries at shared depots, the overall efficiency of each scenario could immediately be improved.‚ÄĚ

We will keep you updated with further developments.

Kate Richards

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