A REVIEW OF TRANSPORT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT APPLIED TO TRUCK OPERATIONS

In this paper, the application of TSM to truck operations is reviewed. The paper examines selected existing TSM programmes and assesses their impact on truck operations. To the extent that TSM assists traffic flow generally, these programmes can be said to assist truck traffic. However, several TSM programmes give priority to certain classes of vehicle at the expense of other classes, and if trucks are included in the latter, these programmes are potentially disadvantageous to trucks. The paper goes on to explore the possiblity of developing TSM programmes aimed explicitly at reducing the costs of goods movement, as distinct from facilitating the movement of passengers. The possibility of including trucks in passenger-oriented TSM programmes is raised. Finally, the paper addresses the question of transport policy with respect to including truck operations in TSM programs. The assessment of trade-offs between passenger-oriented and goods-oriented programs, and the problems of evaluating benefits of TSM are discussed. /Author/TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceeding of the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Australian Transport Research Forum--"Getting the Best Use From the Transport Infrastructure" Melbourne, Australia, May 24-25, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    VICTORIA MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT

    MELBOURNE,    
  • Authors:
    • Ogden, K W
    • Richardson, A J
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM