Innovation is the dominant theme of the day, with speakers exploring emerging vehicle and infrastructure technology being developed and trialled in the UK.
The session will be introduced by Innovate UK, which is helping to support a large number of freight-related schemes this year through government-funded programmes such as:
- The £20m Low Emission Freight and Logistics trial launched in January;
- First-of-a-kind deployment trial – to test and evaluate new infrastructure technologies for the first time in real-world environments;
- The Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles.
TfL’s LoCITY programme will take to the stage for the second morning session, with a packed agenda looking at the goals of the mayor’s draft transport strategy for London and work taking place to help encourage uptake of cleaner freight vehicles.
There will also be an insight into research and trials taking place to develop low-emission vehicles for the waste collection sector, as well as a look at what other UK cities are doing to tackle air quality in urban areas.
In the afternoon, delegates will be able to interact with a top panel of speakers from across industry on key topics affecting urban deliveries, such as HGV safety, alternative fuels, consolidation, road charging and city regulations.
The day concludes with an all-important session dedicated to policing and safety of freight vehicles in urban environments.
Alongside the seminar programme will be the expo’s biggest-ever exhibition of the latest trucks, vans, equipment and technology designed for city freight movements.
Freight in the City Expo takes place on 7 November at Alexandra Palace, London.
It is free to attend and a must-visit event for anybody involved in planning, delivering or receiving goods in an urban environment, so we do hope to see you there!