Data on goods vehicles and their activities over the period 1962-1977 are examined to identify some of the major changes that have taken place in road freight transport operations. The report considers vehicle stock, new registrations, goods movement, length of haul, vehicle utilisation and vehicle operating costs. Among the conclusions are that the growth in number of the 32-ton lorries is related to increasing length of haul (haul lengths for vehicles of a given size have changed relatively little); that average annual travel for vehicles of a given size has not changed as much as Might have been expected from improvements in inter-urban running speeds; and that the average load factor has decreased for all but the smallest vehicles. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • CUNDILL, M A
    • Shane, B A
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324341
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL SR572 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM