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Green Logistics by Michael Browne, Anthony Whiteing, Sharon Cullinane, Alan McKinnon

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Opportunities for improving vehicle utilization

Alan McKinnon and Julia Edwards

INTRODUCTION

In most developed countries, road transport is the dominant mode of freight movement. The efficiency of the road freight sector is therefore a major determinant of the overall environmental impact of logistics. If all trucks and vans were fully laden on all trips, this environmental burden could be greatly reduced. The extent of the resulting environmental benefit is difficult to quantify at a national or international level as little official data is collected on the use of vehicle capacity, particularly in terms of floor area and cube. Some of ...

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