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How highly does the freight transport industry value journey time reliability - and for what reasons?

Fowkes, A.S., Firmin, P.E., Tweddle, G. and Whiteing, A.E. (2004) How highly does the freight transport industry value journey time reliability - and for what reasons? International Journal of Logistics, 7 (1). pp. 33-43. ISSN 1469-848X

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Delays to road freight vehicles impose a very high cost on the nation. Delayed arrival time can occur for a variety of reasons. This paper presents the findings of a Highways Agency funded study, which has investigated the user valuations of three different kinds of delay: • A delay resulting from an increased journey time, with fixed departure time • An increase in the spread (or range) of arrival times for a fixed departure time • A schedule delay where the departure time is effectively put back. The paper summarises the findings of the study, which centred on an interview survey of forty shippers, hauliers and third party logistics operators. Respondents were asked to consider one of their freight flows on the trunk road network in detail. Various reasons why respondents value a high degree of predictability of journey times on the trunk road network are identified and discussed. The paper then moves on to present and discuss user valuations of each kind of delay, estimated using the Leeds Adaptive Stated Preference (LASP) methodology.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright hled by Taylor and Franis. Please visit their website for the definitive version of this article.
Keywords: Freight transport; journey time reliability; stated preference survey
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 17 May 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2014 12:27
Published Version: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tandf/cjol/2...
Status: Published
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Refereed: No
Identification Number: 10.1080/13675560310001619259
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2490

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