Modelling Freight Transport, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 012416708X
  • ISBN-13: 9780124167087
  • DDC: 388.044011
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 268 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Freight Transport Modelling is a unique new reference book that provides insight into the state-of-the-art of freight modelling. Focusing on models used to support public transport policy analysis, Freight Transport Modelling systematically introduces the latest freight transport modelling approaches and describes the main methods and techniques used to arrive at operational models. As freight transport has grown exponentially in recent decades, policymakers now need to include freight flows in quantitative evaluations of transport systems. Whereas early freight modelling practice was inspired by passenger transport models, by now it has developed its separate stream of methods and techniques inspired by disciplines such as economic geography and supply chain management. Besides summarizing the latest achievements in fundamental research, this book describes the state of practice and advises practitioners on how to cope with typical challenges such as limitations in data availability.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Introduction.
2: Modelling Inter-Regional Freight Demand with Input – Output, Gravity and SCGE Methodologies.
3: Freight Generation and Freight Trip Generation Models.
4: Distribution Structures.
5: Inventory Theory and Freight Transport Modelling.
6: Mode Choice Models.
7: Vehicle-Trip Estimation Models.
8: Urban Freight Models.
9: Freight Service Valuation and Elasticities.
10: Data Availability and Model Form.
11: Comprehensive Versus Simplified Models.