DATA PROCESSING AND DATA TRANSMISSION IN LORRY AND DELIVERY VAN TRANSPORT IN FINLAND TODAY AND NEEDS FOR THE FUTURE

The research financed by the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications and the Finnish Trucking Association in 1997 is extensive, with 8500 enterprises of the professional lorry and delivery van transport sector as target group. Mobile phones are used in vehicles of practically all transport enterprises. Large enterprises have prepared, are preparing or are planning significant projects for developing telematics. Willingness to invest in IT (information technology) in transport enterprises is rather insignificant amongst the small enterprises. The lack of knowledge and proper training in the field of information technology are the biggest problems, especially in the small transportation enterprises. The training of entrepreneurs and personnel in the field of IT is of vital importance for the whole sector. A consecutive project, which aims to develop telematic tools especially for small trucking enterprises, is introduced. For the covering abstract see IRRD E102946.

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  • Accession Number: 00781278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 89-950073-2-X
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 7 2000 12:00AM