THE TREND TOWARDS DISTRIBUTION AND LORRY PARKS: MEETING INDUSTRY NEEDS FOR A NEW MILLENIUM

While in 1995 commercial heavy goods vehicles (vehicles over 3.5 gross weight tonnes) constituted less than 2% of Britain's 25.5 million road vehicle population they are nonetheless in the environmental firing line, being an identifiable target for official action and public protest. It is anticipated that official action will take the form of tighter legislative and regulatory controls, covering a wide range of lorry activities, such as time of movement, route direction and final point of destination. Challenges such as these have a direct and indirect bearing on the road distribution industry in terms of depot locational choice, the type of warehousing, size of vehicle, best travel routes, type of fuel used and day-to-day operational practices. Viewed from that perspective, therefore, the purpose of this booklet is to inform interested parties of the combination of driving forces and pressures, which may determine the shape and sort of challenges facing the road distribution industry of the new millennium - especially for warehousing and depot location. An attempt is made at an initial level to explain, identify and highlight these challenges and indicating where possible some measures that may assist road distributors towards understanding and dealing with them. (A)

  • Corporate Authors:

    THE BURFORD GOUP

    20 THAYER STREET
    LONDON,   United Kingdom  W1M 6DD
  • Authors:
    • WORSFORD, F
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM