As Sharon Clancy, the editor of road transport technology magazine Motion says, ask operators about technology in their business and many will enthuse about the benefits. Despite this, the view from the outside is that the sector is not as vibrant with technology as it actually is.
It’s Clancy’s belief that technology could be one of the biggest attractions for the so-called Millennial generation now entering the workplace. This quarter Motion Magazine focuses on this, as well as being packed with lots of other content.
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News in Motion
Each quarter we take a look at the top stories affecting road transport with a focus on the UK, but also highlighting areas of interest across Europe and the world. This section has a focus on technology, however sometimes key policy changes and impactful pieces of news make it onto these pages too. This month we cover everything from a new concept truck claiming to cut fuel consumption by more than 30% to the latest UK truck production figures from the SMMT.
Motion takes a look at the newly launched not-for-profit Road to Logistics, which is taking action to source untapped talent to fill the skills shortage in logistics. Also find out about Driver First Assist and how it is saving lives.
Operator in Focus
John Mitchell Haulage has grown from humble beginnings in 1956 with one second hand Albion lorry operating from Grangemouth in central Scotland, to today’s modern 21st century logistics company. Motion talks to the company’s Managing Director.
Lead Article and Infographic
As discussed, Millenials are a key focus this quarter with a special editorial looking into what makes them a different breed, why you need them in your workforce and how to attract them.
Vehicle and Load Security
Real-time tracking technology can give operators and their drivers a helping hand in the battle against freight theft. Find out how in this special report.
Technology in Action
Trucks and cyclists sharing the same road space is always going to fraught with risk. Motion takes a look at the technologies now being deployed to help both drivers and cyclists.
A look at the food and beverage industry, which is one of the most demanding sectors for supply chain management. Find out why the UK is recognised globally for its leading edge performance in this area.
Manufacturer in Focus
Tata Motors is India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer with a clear vision of how telematics solutions can increase the productivity and profitability of its customers’ transport businesses. Read Motion to find out how they are doing things on the sub-continent.
We’ve teamed up with senior figures in transport and logistics operations to give us a view on what’s happening in our industry. It’s anonymous so you can be assured it’s heartfelt personal comment, uncoloured by considerations of corporate or professional consequences. This month, our Industry Insider discusses All-lane Running (ALR) schemes and how they are not always such a great idea!
Motion is a quarterly publication published by Microlise and distributed free to commercial vehicle operators and road transport professionals. Its mission is to be an accessible, trusted source of information about technology in road transport. Motion is a stand-alone publication with independent editorial leadership.
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