TITLE

Transport Planning to Avoid Congestion

AUTHOR(S)
Girling, Clive
PUB. DATE
June 2002
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Jun2002, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
It is the contention of this article that effective transport planning to avoid congestion is in everyone's interest in Great Britain. For members of the general public, it will mean fewer vehicles on the road during the times they are most likely to travel. Private companies can gain significant bottom line improvements by planning to avoid congestion. he time saved improves productivity and by avoiding congestion a single vehicle can have its workload increased, removing the need for contingency vehicles and reducing the size of the fleet. Companies have now begun to see the benefits of a developed transport planing operation, as large fleets of vehicles are being brought under the watchful eye of telematics. Technologies such as advance notification can ensure destinations are prepared in advance for impending deliveries, reducing the time taken for a complete delivery operation, which, in turn enables greater flexibility for when the delivery can take place. A forum needs to be established to communicate best practice as effectively as possible across the entire transport sector. The cumulative effects of multiple companies reducing the congestion caused by their fleets could be remarkable in size and speed of effect.
ACCESSION #
11646665

 

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