Internet of Things and freight transport research project – participants needed

Internet of Things and freight transport research project – participants needed

Sheffield University Management School is currently working on a research project looking to examine the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in freight transport operations.

Sustainable freight transport is an increasingly important area of logistics. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers an opportunity to use data which can be collected from digitally connected devices such as: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Machine to Machine Communications (M2M), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), and cloud-based applications to solve logistical and transport problems.

Currently there is some application of IoT in port logistics, but application in road freight transport remains largely under-developed. IoT provides an opportunity for freight transport operators to improve the sustainability of their operations, reduce costs, reduce emissions, reduce mileage, reduce vehicle and road wear and tear, reduce impact on congestion, improve efficiency, and provide a competitive advantage in the marketplace for early-adopters of this technology.

The project team, headed by Dr Erica Ballantyne is looking for managers in the freight transport industry to participate in a survey. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. If you would like to participate, the following link will take you to more information, including the research ethics, and the questionnaire: ttps://

This study has received ethics approval from the University of Sheffield Management School. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with Dr Ballantyne at