The freight industry is under significant pressure to operate more efficiently, and to reduce emissions in accordance with the Road to Zero policy. Customer demand is rising; however margins are shrinking. New connected and automated vehicle technologies promise solutions but bring with them significant challenges.  This year’s Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) Academy Symposium got to the heart of the debate, and the key issues were discussed through a number of presentations from industry leaders. This report details the day’s proceedings and topics debated.

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