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Implementation level of shipper and transport provider practices with an impact on the load factor

Pålsson, Henrik LU (2015) International Symposium of Logistics, 2015 In [Host publication title missing] p.1-8
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to examine current practices of load factor utilisation of road transport. An interview study of five shippers and two transport providers were conducted. The research shows that transport providers seem to work efficiently with operational practices to improve the load factor, but the load factor seems not to be highly prioritised when it comes to strategic decisions. The overall potential to improve the load factor through collaboration described in the literature is only obtained to a limited extent. The shippers and the transport providers seem to lack insight into each other’s businesses, which hinders improvements in load factor from collaboration.
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Collaboration, Environment, Load factor, Transportation
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International Symposium of Logistics
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International Symposium of Logistics, 2015
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English
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  title        = {Implementation level of shipper and transport provider practices with an impact on the load factor},
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