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The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management, 5th Edition by Dr. Peter Baker, Phil Croucher, Alan Rushton

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Road freight transport: planning and resourcing

Introduction

In this chapter the emphasis is on the means of planning and resourcing for road freight transport. Some of the key planning aspects for road freight transport are discussed in the first section. Various fleet management information systems are outlined. These are aimed specifically at assisting the transport manager to monitor, control and administer fleet operations.

Road-freight transport operations can be broken down into two main types – primary transport and secondary transport. It is noted that because of service imperatives and the multi-drop nature of most secondary transport operations, they are usually planned and run using routeing and scheduling tools and techniques. ...

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