Technology firsts for major log transport event

Friday 24 Mar 2023

In log transport, coverage of an array of new innovations around electric, hydrogen and diesel-hybrid powered vehicles, truck automation and platooning continue to roll out. Right now, there’s a huge amount of interest by larger fleet operators and already, a number of firsts for fueling log trucks in this part of the world are underway and have been planned for early 2023.

These significant changes to transportation, along with innovations around log measurement and wood scheduling are being showcased as part of a major Wood Transport & Logistics event being run by the Forest Industry Engineering Association.

All key trucking associations for forestry and log transport companies along with a raft of exhibitors are supporting the event running in Rotorua, New Zealand on 24-25 May 2023. Virtual registrations are also open to delegates from outside New Zealand unable to get into Rotorua.

As well as being the first dedicated log transport event run for over five years, the event (conference, trade exhibits and pre-and post-conference workshops) will be covering industry technology firsts including;

- The first Australasian electric log truck using exchangeable batteries

- Operations of the first hydrogen powered trucks

- Trial results on running diesel-hydrogen hybrid transport fleets

- Rolling out scalable hydrogen refuelling networks across NZ

- Development of the first off-road in-forest log truck platooning

- Robotic and mobile log scaling measurements

- Operations of new automated chain throwing & tensioning

Registrations for this event are rolling in. In addition to the conference and exhibitions, three pre-and post-conference workshops are being run (and are free) to all registered Wood Transport & Logistics conference delegates.

Full details on the conference and workshop programmes can be found here. Registrations to the event can be made here and other information on this major wood transport event can be found on the event website

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