The Source of Insightful Mapping

How it helps Local Authorities

full colour.jpgWith Freight Gateway, Local Authorities can provide the freight industry and local businesses with all the road and routing information they need to create a smooth flow of traffic through their areas.

It can help councils to maximise the economic benefits of freight movement to the area while minimising the negative impacts.

  • Cut down the use of rat runs
  • Reduce the number of accidents, injuries and cases of ill-health associated with freight movement
  • Ease congestion by developing a more sustainable distribution of freight traffic on your roads
  • Reduce emissions pollution at traffic hot spots
  • Give hauliers and local businesses the loading/unloading information they need to speed up delivery times and reduce congestion
  • Reduce noise and disturbance from freight movements for local residents
  • Bring down transport costs for freight forwarders by providing more efficient routing, reducing fuel consumption and driver time and lowering  emissions
  • Cut height/weight/width restriction incidents, where lorries have got stuck or overturned, sometimes killing or seriously injuring local people