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Sustainable Pre and Post Haulage with Longer Combination Vehicles

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  • Kent Lumsden

    (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden)

  • Violeta Roso

    (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden)

  • Magnus Kjell

    (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden)

  • Karl Westerlund

    (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden)

Abstract

The concept of Longer Combination Vehicles (LCV), i.e. vehicles up to 35 m in length, has a potential to improve pre- and post-haulage; however the same is not allowed by the regulations in Sweden. The purpose of this paper is to investigate how to make the pre- and post- haulage more sustainable, from an environmental and an economic perspective. The results indicate that the use of LCV would decrease the number of trips per route and therefore lower the environmental effects on the route.

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  • Kent Lumsden & Violeta Roso & Magnus Kjell & Karl Westerlund, 2014. "Sustainable Pre and Post Haulage with Longer Combination Vehicles," Journal of Applied Management and Investments, Department of Business Administration and Corporate Security, International Humanitarian University, vol. 3(4), pages 230-237.
  • Handle: RePEc:ods:journl:v:3:y:2014:i:4:p:230-237
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