A METHODOLOGY FOR DETERMINING CHARACTERISTICS OF SMALL SHIPMENTS

A new data collection methodology, the shipper-receiver method, for determining characteristics of small freight shipments in urban areas is presented in this report. These characteristics are used to determine the feasibility of urban goods consolidation terminals for small shipments to and from the Central Business District. The objective of this report is to present and evaluate an experimental design and operational procedure that will collect less than truckload (LTL) freight movement data directly from the shippers and the receivers of goods. This data collection methodology is specifically designed to support the Urban Terminal Investment Model (UTIM) which determines preferred terminal locations and operating policies. It is intended for use by planners in designing and evaluating a system of urban goods consolidation terminals for small shipments. The overall methodology includes the use of survey of shippers and receivers of small shipments, a ratio-delay study of randomly selected truck loading areas, and a manual simulation of vehicle routes and schedules. Conclusions and recommendations regarding the feasibility and effectiveness of the shipper-receiver survey, ratio-delay study, and simulation methods are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio State University, Columbus

    190 North Oval Drive
    Columbus, OH  United States  43210

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • CLARK, G M
    • Murman, D C
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

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  • Pagination: 126 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176036
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RF-3491-TR-3, UMTA-OH-11-0001-78-1
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2002 12:00AM