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Modelling Freight Transport

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.

Researchers, practitioners and students working on freight modelling

Hardbound, 268 Pages

Published: October 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-410400-6


  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    Chapter 2. I/O models, Gravity and SCGE models
    Chapter 3. Freight and trip generation models
    Chapter 4. Mode choice models
    Chapter 5. Inventory models in relation to mode choice
    Chapter 6. Distribution structures
    Chapter 7. Conversion from freight to trips
    Chapter 8. Urban freight models
    Chapter 9. Freight service valuation and elasticities
    Chapter 10. Data availability and model form
    Chapter 11. Comprehensive vs. simplified models


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