TRUCKING INDUSTRY DEMAND FOR URBAN SHARED USE FREIGHT TERMINALS

Previous research has suggested that shared urban freight facilities should be constructed so that trucking companies could consolidate smaller shipments into larger ones, in order to increase the efficiency of movement of freight via truck within urban areas. In the past few years, the concept of so-called "urban ports" has gained increased attention, not just for carriers who need to load and unload freight, but to provide a place near the urban center for truckers to wait out peak traffic periods. The current study uses recently developed survey data to examine trucking company interest in such facilities by examining the results of an ordered probit demand model. The findings indicate that a relatively large group of trucking companies would be likely to use such facilities, in particular, long distance carriers and those providing service to rail terminals. Information technology adoption and the use of third party logistics services were found to be indicators of likely users of shared use facilities.

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  • Accession Number: 00986635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 13 2005 12:00AM