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Sustainable technologies for auxiliary truck power and trailer refrigeration – a review of the evidence

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Diesel is the main fuel choice for commercial vehicles and its combustion produces CO2 which is considered the main contributor to global warming. For this reason, the government has targeted road transport to reduce its carbon footprint and it has developed different policy instruments to achieve this goal, such as the Low Carbon Transport Innovation Strategy (LCTIS) which encourages innovation and technology development in lower carbon transport technologies. Lower carbon footprints can benefit road hauliers to some extent, because usually this is achieved by reducing fuel consumption, which in turn decreases operating costs and therefore improves profitability. Nevertheless current technologies are at different stages of maturity and logistics companies considering adopting ‘green’ technology need to assess each in turn bearing in mind the trade-off between fuel savings and whole life cycle costs. The aim of this paper is to determine the extent to which low-carbon technologies and fuels are being used or could be used in the context of road haulage regarding auxiliary truck power (air conditioning and appliances) and trailer refrigeration units (TRUs).

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Velazquez, Anthony, Cherrett, Tom and Waterson, Ben (2011) Sustainable technologies for auxiliary truck power and trailer refrigeration – a review of the evidence At 16th Annual Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference, United Kingdom. 07 - 09 Sep 2011. 11 pp.

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Published date: September 2011
Venue - Dates: 16th Annual Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference, United Kingdom, 2011-09-07 - 2011-09-09
Organisations: Transportation Group

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Local EPrints ID: 207823
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/207823
PURE UUID: cfcdb952-e8bd-42f0-b030-b9313df380cd
ORCID for Ben Waterson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9817-7119

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Date deposited: 12 Jan 2012 16:27
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:49

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Author: Anthony Velazquez
Author: Tom Cherrett
Author: Ben Waterson ORCID iD

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