Freight data has ‘no standard, no exchange and no connection’

Creating data ecosystems for road freight stakeholders is an ambitious goal, but it could also pave the way for an entirely new industry. By Will Girling

In 2006, British mathematician Clive Humby first declared that “data is the new oil.” It was an insightful comment at a time when companies like Google were carving a path in the new digital frontier, which quickly became an axiom in the tech sector and then finally a truism. But did this perspective filter through to the road freight sector?

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