THE OPTIMUM ALLOCATION OF FREIGHT TRAFFIC

METHODS ARE SUGGESTED FOR COMPARING COST AND QUALITY OF SERVICE BETWEEN OUTSIDE HAULIERS (RAIL OR ROAD) AND ONE'S OWN TRANSPORT. THIS STUDY USES DATA COLLECTED IN A SURVEY ON THE ALLOCATION OF GOODS TRAFFIC BY FIRMS IN THE WEST MIDLANDS. THE FACTORS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT WERE QUALITY OF SERVICE (SPEED OF DELIVERY AND LEVELS OF LOSS OR DAMAGE) AND ASSUMED COSTS PER OUTWARD TON. RESULTS SHOWED THAT OWN FLEET OPERATION IS USUALLY AT A LARGE COST DISADVANTAGE AS OUTSIDE HAULIERS CAN OBTAIN A GOOD BACK LOAD, BUT, AS THE VALUE OF CONSIGNMENTS INCREASES IN PROPORTION TO WEIGHT, SPEED OF DELIVERY AND LEVELS OF LOSS AND DAMAGE MAY BECOME PREDOMINANT FACTORS. /TRRL/

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    London School of Economics and Political Science

    Houghton Street, Aldwych
    London WC2A 2AE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Sharp, C
  • Publication Date: 1971-9

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  • Accession Number: 00201482
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 19 1973 12:00AM