A prototype website providing information about traffic volumes, congestion, road condition, and rest area usage has gone live.
As well as supporting the day-to-day operations of the transport industry, and providing enhanced freight data across all supply chains, the National Freight Data Hub will enable a data-driven approach for future strategic planning and investment.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the hub will be a “trusted source of freight data for industry, government and others to improve the efficiency, safety, and resilience of the freight sector.
“It will, in turn, support the day-to-day operations of the transport industry, provide enhanced freight data across all supply chains, and enable a data-driven approach for future strategic planning and investment,” he said.
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said: “The website showcases government and industry cooperation on a number of projects, and allows users to search for data relevant to their business.
“In new world-leading visualisations, interactive truck telematics maps are publicly available at a national level with insights on congestion in our cities and a national map of truck rest stops.”
The Federal Government is providing $16.5 million over four years to develop the National Freight Data Hub.