Webinar: Key Freight Routes – Heavy Vehicle Usage Data Project

Date: Thursday, 3 October 2019
Location: Online, 1:00pm AEST
Organiser: Austroads
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This webinar will provide an overview of an Austroads project that analysed telematics data to explore how heavy vehicles use roads designated as Key Freight Routes.

The project found that telematics can provide a wide range of statistics that can help inform public policy and road planning. Data collection using telematics devices installed in vehicles for commercial and regulatory purposes is less burdensome on drivers and transport operators than paper-based surveys and can provide complementary and, in some cases, more detailed road usage information than traditional traffic surveys.

While the National Telematics Framework (NTF) enables the collection of standardised data from a large sample of heavy vehicles and transport operators, obtaining data from a wider sample of vehicles with telematics devices installed would enable production of more reliable road usage estimates.

The report recommends developing a broader national freight vehicle telematics data collection which can be used at national, state, territory and local levels to inform policy and planning.

You’ll learn about:

  • the methodology used in preparing the research
  • outcomes of discussions with industry and other stakeholders
  • key recommendations from the report
  • recent updates to the NTF which support the recommendations including:
    • new telematics applications at different levels of assurance
    • release of the Telematics Data Exchange
    • accessibility of data to road managers and other stakeholders.

Join in a live Q&A with our expert panel to have your questions answered.

Presented by Gavin Hill and Tim Renowden

Gavin Hill is the General Manager, Strategy and Delivery at Transport Certification Australia (TCA). He has 18 years experience in working across stakeholders in government and the private sector to delivery public policy reforms. Gavin is active in international collaboration, including work on the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) / ITF (International Transport Forum) initiatives, the International Forum for Road Transport Technology, and telematics deployment projects in Scandinavia. He brings to TCA leadership in strategic and business planning through measurable outcomes.

Tim Renowden is the Manager, Data Insights at Transport Certification Australia (TCA). He has 12 years experience as a research, analysis and strategy expert, and has held market intelligence and analyst roles and led regional research teams in international education, telecoms and media technology. Tim is fluent in the use of data to tell a story and turn the ‘what’ into ‘so what’.

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