This report has been prepared as a contribution to the continuing debate on how the lorry can become a less obtrusive element in the environment. The particular aspect of the debate dealt with in the report has centred round the possibility of keeping large lorries out of urban areas by establishing transhipment depots outside them. At such depots, goods for delivery in the urban area would be unloaded from large lorries and sorted and reloaded onto smaller lorries for delivery. The same process would be followed in reverse for goods originating in the urban areas. The report discusses the research that has taken place, describes relevant experiments and operations, and assesses the prospects for such depots in the inland transport system. It is concluded that, whilst the provision of transhipment depots is not likely to be self-generating on the score of either financial or operational advantage, their provision might well, in the appropriate circumstances, be a necessary response to particular mixes of policies which have an effect on the use of the lorry. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lorries and the Environment Committee

    215 Great Portland Street
    London,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165617
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM