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A GPS analysis for urban freight distribution
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Transport
Information
Abstract
Daily life in urban centers has led to increasing and demanding freight requirements. Manufacturers, retailers and other urban agents have thus tended towards more frequent and smaller deliveries, which results in a growing use of light freight vehicles (<3.5 ton). In this paper urban freight distribution is characterized and analyzed, seeking to generate new ways of understanding the phenomenon. Based on a case study of two different sized Spanish cities, with data from GPS, a vehicle observation survey and complementary driver?s interviews, the authors propose a categorization of urban freight distribution. Furthermore, the results confirm GPS as a useful tool that allows integrating dynamic traffic assignment data and diverse traffic operation patterns during different day periods, improving in such a way the delivery performance.
International
Si
Congress
Seventh International Conference on City Logistics
960
Place
Mallorca
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
1877-0428
Start Date
07/06/2011
End Date
09/06/2011
From page
521
To page
533
Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volumen 39, julio 2012
Participants
  • Autor: Julio Comendador Arquero (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Eugenia Lopez Lambas (UPM)
  • Autor: Andres Monzon De Caceres (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación del Transporte
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte
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