Factors influencing freight facility location preference

This paper presents an analysis of factors affecting freight facility location, using a multinomial logit model formulation. A factor analysis is used to minimise correlation between attributes in the model. The modelling approach is then shown to be a suitable and potentially valuable approach to analysing facility location. For the data used (which was collected in Melbourne, Australia), the model calibration shows that the location choice decision can be modelled using four attributes of the alternative locations - a truck transport attribute, a market attribute, site availability and labour availability. Of these, the first two were the most influential. This result is of value in a transport planning context, because it means that transport system variables have an affect on freight facility location choice.

  • Record URL:
  • Corporate Authors:


    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Young, W
    • Ritchie, S G
    • Ogden, K W
  • Publication Date: 1980-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22P
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: AIR 302-5

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01439271
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:07PM