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Register for our upcoming webinar on how to use new telematics data to devise smarter truck electrification infrastructure plans.


Join us for our upcoming virtual session with ITS America titled  “Planning of Truck Electrification Infrastructure Using Emerging Telematics Data” on March 7, 2024 at 2 p.m. ET. During this webinar,  speakers will highlight which types of fleet mobility data are best to examine when enhancing transportation grid sustainability. They will also highlight how a partnership between Geotab ITS and WSP enabled the state of Rhode Island to create a smarter plan for commercial freight movement.

Register for this wide-ranging discussion to learn how ITS data can be used in constructing a future that’s characterized by smart cities, greener commercial transportation and fewer supply chain disruptions. 


Identifying data needs for effective freight electrification planning

Fleet electrification infrastructure is garnering more and more government support as new policies and target deadlines are set forth. In an effort to make switching government fleets to electric alternatives more realistic and to reduce hurdles, agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are offering grant funding to bolster the creation of Priority Climate Action Plans (PCAPs). Using these stipends to access viable resources and fund electric freight infrastructure projects like truck charging stations helps organizations execute their specific PCAP goals.

Coming out of the pandemic, freight movement has also experienced stability impacts like increased freight usage and last-mile delivery delays, making it even more important for organizations to invest in better transportation infrastructure. Accommodating a greater number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the road starts with building up the grids they travel on to adequately support them by analyzing how far trucks are driving before returning back to their home base, studying routes taken , and building key charging infrastructure near specific corridors. By updating transportation networks to reflect the current state of both freight and passenger travel, these supply chain disturbances can be mitigated, reducing waste, delays and excessive greenhouse gas emissions.

Our webinar will demonstrate the role of mobility data in all these initiatives and why recent models are needed for truly accurate planning and compliance. Forecasting is integral to identifying the scope and possible effects of a new infrastructure project in advance, but the right data needs to be harnessed first.

This session will provide a practical example of this principle in action via the case study with WSP and Rhode Island state officials. Learn about how up-to-date metrics on freight travel, truck classes and materials categories helped leaders develop a truly enhanced transportation infrastructure plan. 

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What the right commercial freight data for infrastructure electrification looks like

Register for this virtual session to also learn about what to look for when sifting through commercial freight data. In the context of environmentally-friendly infrastructure projects, having mobility data that is timely and accurate helps you visualize traffic movement and know where improvements can be made. Our data’s ability to help organizations evaluate vehicle duty cycles and when they typically return to their headquarters gives planners additional valuable context as they develop new transportation strategies. Other metrics related to stop analytics are also important for understanding where freight vehicles most commonly park. Seeing these heat maps about where most commercial vehicles are stopping for extended periods can guide decisions about where to construct new charging infrastructure.

From a data perspective, our Altitude platform can provide critical information needed to analyze, predict and plan for freight electrification infrastructure. This solution helps transportation modelers study updated metrics to discover how and why commercial vehicles are traveling in the ways they do, empowering them to plan more sustainable grids as a result. Our upcoming webinar will also provide tangible examples of how telematics data from this platform helps to justify major construction and infrastructure costs for truck charging stations, giving you insight on practical ways it’s already been used for sustainability. One such example is with the city of Austin, Texas. Our speakers will highlight how telematics information enabled their planners and modelers to pinpoint high-volume stopping areas when planning new EV infrastructure. For more valuable information on the relationship between relevant data and truck electrification infrastructure planning, we encourage you to attend this session.

Follow this link to register for the “Planning of Truck Electrification Infrastructure Using Emerging Telematics Data” webinar. We’re looking forward to seeing you there! 



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