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LRN 2016 SPECIAL – high capacity vehicles and modal shift from rail to road : combining macro and micro analyses

Pålsson, Henrik LU and Sternberg, Henrik LU (2018) In International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications
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This paper addresses a road transport policy of allowing high capacity vehicles (HCVs) on the roads. The purpose is to examine the effect reduced road transport costs from HCVs can have on a modal shift. Two studies of HCV implementation in Sweden were combined. A micro-based case study modelled the distribution network of a major retailer in scenarios based on actual cost and flow data. A macro analysis was conducted of the cross-elasticity between rail and road combined with detailed price changes for lorries considering the product characteristics in different industries. The results show the long-term effects of HCVs on the modal shift for heavier, and heavier and longer vehicles. The combined approach triangulates the results and... (More)

This paper addresses a road transport policy of allowing high capacity vehicles (HCVs) on the roads. The purpose is to examine the effect reduced road transport costs from HCVs can have on a modal shift. Two studies of HCV implementation in Sweden were combined. A micro-based case study modelled the distribution network of a major retailer in scenarios based on actual cost and flow data. A macro analysis was conducted of the cross-elasticity between rail and road combined with detailed price changes for lorries considering the product characteristics in different industries. The results show the long-term effects of HCVs on the modal shift for heavier, and heavier and longer vehicles. The combined approach triangulates the results and highlights the effects of logistics decision-making, transport network characteristics, and time. It emphasises linkages between modal shift and road transport efficiency, price reductions, geographical characteristics, product types, train organisation, and the capacity of HCVs.

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Environment, high capacity vehicle, modal shift, road transport, Sweden, transport policy
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International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications
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18 pages
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Taylor & Francis
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1367-5567
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10.1080/13675567.2018.1430232
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  author       = {Pålsson, Henrik and Sternberg, Henrik},
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  language     = {eng},
  month        = {02},
  pages        = {18},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications},
  title        = {LRN 2016 SPECIAL – high capacity vehicles and modal shift from rail to road : combining macro and micro analyses},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13675567.2018.1430232},
  year         = {2018},
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