New online hub provides couriers with service station updates
A new online hub has been created for Hauliers moving vital supplies across the UK. Drivers can now benefit from a new system that is helping keep logistics flowing whilst ensuring couriers needs are met on the road.
The online hub was created after Thales and WSP joined forces to provide a solution to keeping essential haulage moving around the country during challenging times. The service also means anyone on the road has access to vital service station information which could come in handy for any number of people.
“We’re pleased to be able to put our technology to use to support people relying on the UK road network to keep the country moving. In a constantly changing environment, it’s vital that people making essential journeys are kept up to date. We’re proud to be able to support the UK’s supply chain during this crucial time and are grateful to our partners and colleagues for their support in making this possible.”
– Mark Garrity, Strategy Director at Thales
The online hub, gives a colour-coded, at-a-glance status update of 118 motorway services with the latest advice, such as the provision of fuel, drinks, takeaway food, toilets and parking. It is compiled by Highways England and uploaded to the Traffic England site daily by NIS.
“This project is a great example of the NIS and Highways England teams working together to help the freight industry move vital supplies around the country and meet the growing demands brought about by COVID-19. Acting so quickly to make these changes at a time when they are dealing with lockdown restrictions and their own concerns about the health and wellbeing of their families, friends and themselves is a tremendous tribute to everyone involved from NIS and Highways England.”
– Ian Patey, Head of Profession, ITS, at WSP, and Director of NIS