THE DEMAND FOR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION: MODELS AND APPLICATIONS

This paper provides an overview of models of the demand for freight transportation and applications of these models. Aggregate and disaggregate freight demand models are presented and critically evaluated with regard to conceptual coherence and estimability. These models are then discussed in the context of various freight transportation issues including the extent and nature of intermodal competition, the importance of service quality, the desirability and effects of changes in the regulatory environment, and forecasting freight flows that are carried by existing or new freight transportation modes. The paper concludes with suggestions for further work to be done in the area of freight demand. (Author/TRRL)

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,    
  • Authors:
    • Winston, C
  • Publication Date: 1983-11

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  • Accession Number: 00382148
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM