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CHET selected as training partner for City Logistics for the Urban Economy research project

Ontario-based truck driving school, Commercial Heavy Equipment Training Ltd. (CHET), has been selected as a training partner for the government funded Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) research project on City Logistics for the Urban Economy (CLUE). The purpose of CLUE is to fill gaps in the Canadian urban freight system—a system …

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SFC U of T researchers win TRB Urban Freight Transportation Paper Award

Congratulations to University of Toronto authors Tufayel Chowdhury, James Vaughan, Marc Saleh, Kianoush Mousavi, Marianne Hatzopoulou, PhD, and Matthew J. Roorda, PhD, who received the Best Applied Research Paper Award for their paper “Modeling Impacts of Off-peak Delivery in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area” from the Transportation Research Board’s Standing Committee on Urban Freight Transportation …

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Third annual Smart Freight Symposium showcasing the state of art research and Best Student Presentation

The 3rd annual Smart Freight Symposium presented by the Smart Freight Centre was hosted by the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University on November 19 and 26, 2021. The Symposium was once again held remotely on Zoom. It was attended by more than 150 guests from government, NGOs, universities, industry and non-profits, and featured …

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Yanling Zhuang wins the Student Presentation Competition Award

Congratulations to visiting PhD student, Yanling Zhuang, of McMaster University, for being awarded the Smart Freight Symposium Best Student Presentation on November 26, 2021.  The award comes with a $1,000 cash prize made possible by the generous sponsorship of Kinaxis Canada. Yanling Zhuang is a fourth-year PhD candidate student in Management Science at Dalian University …

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Jing Li and Sara Wagner win 2021 WTS Toronto Area Chapter Scholarships

Congratulations to PhD students Jing Li of McMaster University and Sara Wagner of the University of Toronto, who were awarded scholarships by the WTS Toronto Area Chapter. Li and Wagner are each supervised by a faculty affiliate of the Smart Freight Centre. Jing Li is a PhD student at McMaster University’s Department of Civil Engineering …

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Announcing the SFC Freight Data Warehouse (FDW)

The Smart Freight Centre (SFC) is pleased to announce the Freight Data Warehouse (FDW). The Freight Data Warehouse will make private freight data available for evidence-based research that improves goods movement in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. It consolidates, manages, and distributes freight data in a secure environment to enable freight analytics, modeling, monitoring …

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Saiyed a finalist for 2021 TAC Sustainable Mobility Award

Dr. Sabbir Saiyed will speak on June 29 at 1 p.m. EDT at a Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) webinar as one of six finalists for the 2021 TAC Sustainable Mobility Award. His talk “Smart Freight Centre: Innovative Concept to Promote Safe, Efficient and Sustainable Goods Movement” will discuss the important and timely research, spearheaded …

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Shang Zhang wins CTRF paper award

Congratulations to Shang Zhang, whose paper, “Potential Crowd-Shipper Commute Pattern in the Toronto Area: Analysis from a Household Travel Survey,” co-authored with Smart Freight Centre Chair, Professor Matthew Roorda, won the first runner-up award in the Conference Paper Competition at the 2021 Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF) Annual Conference. Zhang is an MASc Candidate at …

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