Amazines Free Article Archive
www.amazines.com - Saturday, February 16, 2019
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at Amazines.com
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Google
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
CATEGORIES
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133276)
 Advice (160791)
 Affiliate Programs (34733)
 Art and Culture (73656)
 Automotive (145587)
 Blogs (75015)
 Boating (9841)
 Books (17129)
 Buddhism (4122)
 Business (1328112)
 Business News (426298)
 Business Opportunities (366247)
 Camping (10951)
 Career (72754)
 Christianity (15838)
 Collecting (11636)
 Communication (115053)
 Computers (241956)
 Construction (38986)
 Consumer (49659)
 Cooking (17059)
 Copywriting (6567)
 Crafts (18210)
 Cuisine (7537)
 Current Affairs (20375)
 Dating (45771)
 EBooks (19684)
 E-Commerce (48191)
 Education (185157)
 Electronics (83433)
 Email (6389)
 Entertainment (159796)
 Environment (28932)
 Ezine (3038)
 Ezine Publishing (5443)
 Ezine Sites (1552)
 Family & Parenting (110891)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196377)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11841)
 Feng Shui (130)
 Finance & Investment (310229)
 Fitness (105869)
 Food & Beverages (62831)
 Free Web Resources (7937)
 Gambling (30212)
 Gardening (25073)
 Government (10522)
 Health (629168)
 Hinduism (2203)
 Hobbies (44019)
 Home Business (91543)
 Home Improvement (251261)
 Home Repair (46109)
 Humor (4811)
 Import - Export (5447)
 Insurance (45098)
 Interior Design (29544)
 International Property (3485)
 Internet (190962)
 Internet Marketing (146292)
 Investment (22824)
 Islam (1168)
 Judaism (1357)
 Law (80453)
 Link Popularity (4592)
 Manufacturing (20824)
 Marketing (98737)
 MLM (14136)
 Motivation (18211)
 Music (26997)
 New to the Internet (9475)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129606)
 Organizing (7799)
 Party Ideas (11855)
 Pets (38083)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12668)
 Public Speaking (5620)
 Publishing (7522)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126605)
 Recreation & Leisure (95232)
 Relationships (87441)
 Research (16155)
 Sales (80298)
 Science & Technology (110145)
 Search Engines (23445)
 Self Improvement (153074)
 Seniors (6223)
 Sexuality (35941)
 Small Business (49277)
 Software (82937)
 Spiritual (23461)
 Sports (116068)
 Tax (7658)
 Telecommuting (34076)
 Travel & Tourism (307041)
 UK Property Investment (3117)
 Video Games (13421)
 Web Traffic (11724)
 Website Design (56796)
 Website Promotion (36556)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35761)
Author Spotlight
ALFRED MEARS

Former English Teacher; Musician (20+ years); Freelance Writer ...more
HANVEY HUANG

I'm a Chief Operated Officer from KIMKOO Mattress machinery.The pen is mightier than the sword.so I ...more
KIMBERLY MCCLOSKEY

I provide off-site administrative and creative writing support to busy professionals. I have been a ...more
BRIAN WILSON

I am a qualified internet marketing professional and content writer with more than 10 years of exper...more
JULIANA FOLEY

I am a single mother of a beautiful little girl. I like ghost hunter wednesdays. I love Oreo's dippe...more


Could Truck Platooning Change the Transport Industry? by Laura Jeeves





Could Truck Platooning Change the Transport Industry? by
Article Posted: 04/11/2017
Article Views: 100
Articles Written: 3516
Word Count: 599
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Could Truck Platooning Change the Transport Industry?


 
Business
While it's currently only under development throughout Europe (not including the UK), experts say that the method of transportation/communication called 'truck platooning' has the potential to change the face of the transport industry in the future.

What Is It?

Put simply, truck platooning is more or less what it says on the tin. A number of lorries equipped with sophisticated driving support systems drive in close formation in a 'platoon' or convoy. Because the lorries are linked together with smart technology, the state-of-the-art communication system facilitates a constant driving configuration that produces a number of overarching benefits – not just to haulage companies but also to other road users and the environment.

Improved Safety

With the implementation of smart technology, the practice has the ability to provide greatly enhanced safety. As the lorries travel in close proximity to one another, when the leading vehicle brakes, the action is communicated to the rest of the convoy and they also brake instantaneously – negating the effects of reaction time. This zero reaction time has the potential for huge advantages in terms of safety on the roads for lorry drivers and the wider driving community.

Greater Cost Savings

Truck platooning enables multiple lorries to travel at a steady speed and closer together. In terms of the bottom line (and the environment) this means lower CO2 emissions and reduced fuel consumption.

Improved Traffic Flow

The third and final benefit is in the great improvement of traffic flow. Because the vehicles travel closer together, they take up less room on the roads and therefore traffic flow is boosted efficiently, resulting in a reduction of tailbacks.

Testing, Testing

The development has the backing and investment of some of the biggest names in the transport industry includingScania, Volvo, DAF Trucks and Iveco. In 2016, the European Truck Platooning Challenge became the first initiative to test cross-border platooning, with Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Germany all taking part. Using Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) a number of lorries took part in the challenge, driving from various cities in Europe to converge on the Netherlands.

Vehicle manufacturers Daimler, MAN, Volvo Trucks, Scania, DAF Trucks and IVECO were all represented, promoting education around the aspects of fuel efficiency, road safety and environmental and social issues. The drivers used were a mixture of professional testers and normal hauliers, who had been trained in ITS and were familiar with the concept.

The challenge was hailed a success overall, although a number of risks were identified by the testers, including regular road users 'cutting in', drivers losing their place in the platoon and drivers' spacial awareness – i.e. getting used to being part of an 'entity' rather than a singular unit.

An Opportunity for the Future

While there is still a way to go before the development becomes mainstream in Europe (and yet no testing has been implemented in the UK), generally it's being seen as a positive initiative. Many experts believe there is a great potential to even go beyond the transport industry to offer genuine and exciting innovations within other logistics and mobility sectors.

Norman Dulwich is a Correspondent for Haulage Exchange, the leading online trade network for the road transport industry. Connecting professionals across the UK and Europe through their website, Haulage Exchange provides a valuable service, updating members with the latest information on issues like road safety, fuel costs, technology, truck platooning and other news from the industry. Matching delivery work with available vehicles, over 4,000 transport exchange businesses are networked together through their website, trading jobs and capacity in a safe 'wholesale' environment.

Related Articles - Truck, platooning,

Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.



 Author Login 
LOGIN
Register for Author Account

 

Advertiser Login

 

ADVERTISE HERE NOW!
   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  

 

Great Paranormal Romance

World News


GENE MYERS

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more
STEVE HANEY

Steve is the owner/operator of Whiskey Jack Painters, a premier painting company based out of Alma, ...more
STEPHEN BYE

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more
NAIMA ROCCA

Since Naima was a child, writing has been her passion. Influenced by her passion, she received both ...more
LAURA JEEVES

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more
SUSAN FRIESEN

Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media...more
JAVIER VBOIX

For the time being just a newbie in the Insurance Industry but a quick learner, soon-to-be expert Ja...more
LARRY WHITTLER

Author of Wrestler/That Dog Hunts; Available at the Kindle Store ...more
STEVERT MCKENZIE

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more
MICHAEL BRESCIANI

Rev Bresciani is the author of two Christian books. One book is an important and concisely written b...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2019, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from wikipedia.org under the GNU FDL license