LRN 2016 SPECIAL – high capacity vehicles and modal shift from rail to road: combining macro and micro analyses

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Abstract

This paper addresses a road transport policy of allowing high capacity vehicles (HCVs) on the roads. The purpose is to examine the effect reduced road transport costs from HCVs can have on a modal shift. Two studies of HCV implementation in Sweden were combined. A micro-based case study modelled the distribution network of a major retailer in scenarios based on actual cost and flow data. A macro analysis was conducted of the cross-elasticity between rail and road combined with detailed price changes for lorries considering the product characteristics in different industries. The results show the long-term effects of HCVs on the modal shift for heavier, and heavier and longer vehicles. The combined approach triangulates the results and highlights the effects of logistics decision-making, transport network characteristics, and time. It emphasises linkages between modal shift and road transport efficiency, price reductions, geographical characteristics, product types, train organisation, and the capacity of HCVs.

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Författare
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Transportteknik och logistik

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)115-132
TidskriftInternational Journal of Logistics Research and Applications
Volym21
Utgivningsnummer2
Tidigt onlinedatum2018 feb 14
StatusPublished - 2018 mar 4
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa