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Loading bay booking and control for urban freight

Loading bay booking and control for urban freight
Loading bay booking and control for urban freight
This paper investigates the concept of a loading bay advance booking and control system for delivery and service vehicle drivers. A case study of Winchester High Street is presented to illustrate the potential impact of such a system. A number of operating scenarios were considered based on the punctuality of deliveries and service visits, using a comprehensive database of vehicle arrival patterns. The main performance measures used were adherence to schedule, delivery time and the use of unloading points, with reference to their desirability, both from the freight vehicle drivers' and other road users' viewpoints. The research has highlighted the different factors that would need to be taken into account when evaluating a managed loading bay system, from the standpoints of the various actors involved, including the traffic authority, freight operator, driver, retailer and other road users.
1367-5567
385-397
McLeod, Fraser
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Cherrett, Tom
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McLeod, Fraser
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Cherrett, Tom
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McLeod, Fraser and Cherrett, Tom (2011) Loading bay booking and control for urban freight. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 14 (6), 385-397. (doi:10.1080/13675567.2011.641525).

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Abstract

This paper investigates the concept of a loading bay advance booking and control system for delivery and service vehicle drivers. A case study of Winchester High Street is presented to illustrate the potential impact of such a system. A number of operating scenarios were considered based on the punctuality of deliveries and service visits, using a comprehensive database of vehicle arrival patterns. The main performance measures used were adherence to schedule, delivery time and the use of unloading points, with reference to their desirability, both from the freight vehicle drivers' and other road users' viewpoints. The research has highlighted the different factors that would need to be taken into account when evaluating a managed loading bay system, from the standpoints of the various actors involved, including the traffic authority, freight operator, driver, retailer and other road users.

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Published date: 16 December 2011
Organisations: Transportation Group

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Local EPrints ID: 348414
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/348414
ISSN: 1367-5567
PURE UUID: 33a298c1-7189-4fe4-af69-f5f8523a71f3
ORCID for Fraser McLeod: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5784-9342

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Date deposited: 13 Feb 2013 13:52
Last modified: 20 Jun 2018 00:36

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