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The optimal shipment size and truck size choice - The allocation of trucks across hauls
KTH, Skolan för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnad (ABE), Centra, Centrum för transportstudier, CTS.
2014 (engelsk)Inngår i: Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, ISSN 0965-8564, E-ISSN 1879-2375, Vol. 59, s. 262-277Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
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There has been a growing interest in understanding how firms allocate their trucks across hauls, and how this allocation changes under various economic environments. This study investigates how variations in route/haul, carrier and vehicle characteristics affect the optimal vehicle size choice and the associated choice of shipment size. We show that the two choices are derived from the same optimization problem. There can be a continuum of shipment sizes, but decision-makers in freight transport have to choose from a limited number of vehicle alternatives. Therefore, we use a discrete-continuous econometric model where shipment size is modeled as a continuous variable, and vehicle size/type choice as a discrete variable. The results indicate that when faced with higher demand, and during longer trips firms are more likely to use heavier vehicles and ship in larger quantities which suggest that firms are realizing economies of scale and economies of distance. The study also discusses the effect of vehicle operating cost on the vehicle selection process and its policy implications.

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2014. Vol. 59, s. 262-277
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Discrete-continuous models, Freight modeling, Shipment size choice, Vehicle choice
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-140891DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2013.11.008ISI: 000331664000019Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84890909828OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-140891DiVA, id: diva2:693589
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Tilgjengelig fra: 2014-02-04 Laget: 2014-02-04 Sist oppdatert: 2017-05-29bibliografisk kontrollert

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