The publication reports on the work of a group representing industry, commerce and local government which was set up to examine how the road haulage industry can help solve environmental problems associated with the distribution of goods by road. The group considers that road haulage must continue to be the major element in freight distribution in the U.K. the contribution by railways and waterways being only marginal. Environmental improvement is expected through provision of adequate roads and traffic management schemes; a comprehensive road programme is seen to be the critical factor, especially in relation to ports, terminals and urban congestion. Experiments to study the role of transhipment centres are planned; other suggested experiments include night delivery schemes, composite warehousing and nominated day deliveries. The need is stressed for more work on the elimination of sources of environmental intrusion caused by lorries and enforcement of existing quality control legislation and increased driver training. The use of the statutory transport policies and programmes as a framework for future integrated freight planning is proposed /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 72 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rept.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM