Tag «heavy goods vehicles»

How can we make large trucks for urban freight safer?

Studies have shown that increasing the capacity of Heavy Goods Vehicles is one of the most effective ways of reducing fuel consumption per tonne-kilometer of freight moved, with consequent reductions in greenhouse and noxious emissions. Some of the disadvantages of larger vehicles are more pronounced in urban environments, including the safety of other road users, …

Research: modelling freight tours for heavy goods vehicles

Tour formation is a distinguishing feature of freight transportation. An increasing amount of research is dedicated to the consideration of tour formation in freight simulation models, but these tour formation models lack statistical calibration on empirical data, do not represent shipments explicitly, or focus on a narrow segment of freight transportation with heavy goods vehicles.

A ban on large truck in cities? Don’t do it!

Now that GreenLeft parties haven become the dominant political party in many large Dutch cities, the coalition governments running those cities have made city logistics a priority. City logistics is supposed to take up less public space, use clean electric vehicles, reduce noise, free up sidewalks for pedestrians, cause less damage and – most of …