‘Keep on Trucking’ is an article from Cambridge Horizons research journal describing the “big-picture” focus of the Centre and its aims of making the sector more economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. The article outlines the Centre’s aims
A vital feature of the Centre is its close links with the freight industry. Of the initial funding, £4.4 million will come from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and £1.4 million from a new industrial consortium. The consortium will comprise freight operators such as DHL, John Lewis Partnership, Tesco and Wincanton, as well as vehicle industry partners including Firestone, Goodyear, Haldex and Volvo. These companies will help to set the research agenda and set the pace in the adoption of results.
David Cebon, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Centre, described the advantages of the Centre as being “that it brings together so many leaders in their fields, by working together and focusing on both the logistical issues and vehicle engineering we can devise solutions that will make a major contribution to sustainability in the road freight industry.”