Web-Based Transport Exchange Systems in Japan and its Implication to Traffic Volume

The logistics cost is about 8% of GDP in Japan and the transport cost is 60% of logistic cost. And also, the road freight traffic volume is 40% of total vehicle kilometers including passenger car. Therefore, it is very important for our society to increase the efficiency of road freight transport. Carriers generally have two ways to decrease road freight traffic volume. First, is to increase loading rates of LTL vehicles by joint delivery and the second is to decrease trucks running empty through the use of an information sharing system for TL vehicles. Recently, many websites for information sharing are established in order to decrease the empty vehicles. However, most of TL truck carriers are small companies and lack of financial and human resource for information sharing. In 1998, only 25% of these carriers used Personal Computers for their business. In 2002, this figured increased to 80% based mainly on the diffusion of Internet-accessible mobile phones. The results are the possibility of information sharing between carriers in increasing.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: First
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 421-430
  • Monograph Title: Logistics Systems for Sustainable Cities

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01002730
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0080442609
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2005 10:48PM