A Time-Efficiency Study of Medium-Duty Trucks Delivering in Urban Environments
作者: Ivan Sanchez-DiazLaura Palacios-ArgüelloAnders LevandiJimmy MardbergRafael Basso
作者单位: 1Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, 41296 Göteborg, Sweden; anders.levandi@gmail.com (A.L.); jimmymardberg@gmail.com (J.M.)
2LVMT Laboratoire Ville, Transport et Mobilité, 77455 Marne-la-Vallée CEDEX 2, France; laura-vanessa.palaciosarguello@u-pem.fr
3Volvo Technology, 41296 Göteborg, Sweden; rafael.basso@volvo.com
刊名: Sustainability, 2020, Vol.12 (1)
来源数据库: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
DOI: 10.3390/su12010425
关键词: Urban freight transportationMedium-duty trucksFocus groupDriversTime studyTime efficiency
原始语种摘要: This paper uses data from a major logistics service provider in Gothenburg (Sweden) to (i) identify the different activities in a typical urban distribution tour, (ii) quantify the time required by drivers to perform each of these activities, and (iii) identify potential initiatives to improve time efficiency. To do so, the authors collected GPS data, conducted a time-study of the activities performed by the drivers for a week, conducted a focus group with the drivers, and a set of interviews with managers. The results show that driving represents only 30% of the time, another 15% is spent on breaks, and the remaining 55% is used to perform activities related to customer service, freight handling, and planning. The latter are subdivided into multiple activities, each taking a small amount...
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  • freight 运费
  • savings 储蓄
  • perform 履行
  • efficiency 效率
  • customer 用户
  • potential 
  • transportation 搬运
  • planning 计划
  • improve 改进
  • driving 传动的