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Determinants of Capacity Utilisation in Road Freight Transportation
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Transport economics Stockholm.
2014 (English)In: Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, ISSN 0022-5258, E-ISSN 1754-5951, Vol. 48, 137-152 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Recent performance indicators in the European road freight transport sector show there is an excess capacity. To shed light on this, this paper studies two aspects of capacity utilisation in trucking: the extent of empty running and the load factor. Using a joint econometric modelling framework, the paper shows that they can be explained as a function of haul, carrier, and truck characteristics. For estimation, a unique dataset from the Danish heavy vehicle trip diary was used. The results indicate distance and being a for-hire carrier have a positive effect on capacity utilisation, whereas the effect of truck size is non-linear.

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2014. Vol. 48, 137-152 p.
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Freight transport, Logistics, Load, Characteristics, Distance, Freight, Operator, Lorry
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Transport Systems and Logistics
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10 Road: Transport, society, policy and planning, 12 Road: Freight transport
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-10090ISI: 000339931400009Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84890914684OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-10090DiVA: diva2:910018
Available from: 2016-03-08 Created: 2016-03-02 Last updated: 2016-03-17Bibliographically approved

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