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New Urban Freight Lab members: General Motors and US Pack

New Urban Freight Lab members: General Motors and US Pack
New Urban Freight Lab members: General Motors and US Pack
July 2, 2019   //   

JULY 2, 2019 — We are pleased to announce new members of the Urban Freight Lab (UFL): General Motors and US Pack.

The UFL is a structured work group that is comprised of senior executives from retail and wholesale companies, logistics and goods delivery firms. Lab members act to improve the management of both public and private operations of urban goods delivery systems by engaging in strategic applied research and identifying priority problems for future research projects.

To achieve its goals the Lab collects original, granular urban goods system data as well as existent data, conducts analyses, develops promising strategies, and pilot tests those strategies on the street and in urban buildings.

Members are: Boeing HorizonXExpeditors International of WashingtonFord Motor CompanyKrogerNordstromPepsiCo Terreno, UPS, and USPS.

Since our launch in December 2016, the UFL has completed an innovative suite of research projects on the Final 50 Feet that provide foundational data and proven strategies to help cities reduce truck dwell times in load/unload spaces, and failed first delivery attempts by carriers, which lessens gridlock.

Media recognition of the Urban Freight Lab and presentation invitations continue to grow in the U.S. and internationally.

About the Urban Freight Lab (UFL): An innovative public-private partnership housed at the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center at the University of Washington, the Urban Freight Lab is a structured workgroup that brings together private industry with City transportation officials to design and test solutions around urban freight management.

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