Logistics News - May 31st

Logistics News - May 31st

As Minister Departs Still Nothing Has Been Done About Road Haulage Vehicles Need for Parking | Handy Shipping Guide

Freight Group Demands Promises are Kept Over Truck Stops as Situation Worsen. 

UK – A year after the (now former) roads minister Jesse Norman MP made a commitment to increase the provision of lorry parking places on the strategic road network, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling on the Department for Transport (DfT) to deliver on this promise after a new survey indicated that road haulage truck drivers believe the situation has actually worsened in the past 12 months.

In the day since the FTA made this appeal, Jesse Norman was appointed as Paymaster General and Financial Secretary to the Treasury. He was previously Minister of State at the Department for Transport from November 2018 to May 2019. Before that, he was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport from June 2017 to November 2018.

Michael Ellis has subsequently been named to take over as Minister of State at the DfT. He previously served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from January 2018 to May 2019.

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CNG Fuels set to open five new renewable refuelling stations | Air Quality News

The renewable gas fuelling company CNG Fuels has announced it will open five new renewable refuelling stations this year to meet demand from HGV operators.

Work is already underway on constructing two of the stations, which will specialise in providing renewable biomethane compressed natural gas (bio-CNG) to commercial hauliers.

The new public access stations will serve major truck routes and cities and will be able to refuel up to 3000 HGVs a day, boosting the company’s current refuelling capacity by 500%.

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CUD professor conducts research into smart city transportation security challenges | AME Info

A research paper on security challenges of smart city transportation developed by Canadian University Dubai (CUD) Assistant Professor, Dr. Moayad Aloqaily, has been published in the leading international journal ‘Ad Hoc Networks’.

Dr. Aloqaily’s insights come in the context of a recent directive issued by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, to ensure safety standards in the testing of self-driving cars, which are a centrepiece of the Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy and a fundamental development towards smart city living.

With the wave of innovation surrounding Connected and Autonomous Electric Vehicles (CAEVs) in the automobile industry, the paper, entitled ‘An intrusion detection system for connected vehicles in smart cities’, responds to some of the safety concerns surrounding the evolution of intelligent transportation systems.

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