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Publications Routes/Roads Freight transport

This page lists Routes/Roads articles of PIARC in the field of freight transport. These publications are classified chronologically.

  • Expert System for the Identification of Appropriate Logistics Areas in Austria

    Freight transport and logistics services represent a crucial element for the entire value chain. In order to support the function of the logistics industry, it is necessary from an economic, ecological and social point of view to provide areas with optimal preconditions. It is therefore essential to identify those areas that offer the best framework conditions for freight transportation and logistics services with minimal conflict potential to existing sensitive areas (residential areas, healthcare [...]

  • Identifying Technology Applications to Address Freight Transportation Challenges and Needs in Texas

    The 2018 Texas Freight Mobility Plan (TFMP) provided Texas with a blueprint for facilitating continued economic growth through a comprehensive, multimodal strategy for addressing freight transportation. One major recommendation from the TFMP is for the State to develop and implement a statewide, technology-based freight safety and operations program. This recommendation recognizes that roadway infrastructure investments alone will not be able to meet the freight system’s stakeholder needs related [...]

  • HGV Spacing and Silhouettes on a Motorway

    Besides monitoring compliance with regulations on commercial vehicle weight, weigh-in-motion (WIM) devices provide detailed data that are very useful for analysing characteristics of road freight traffic and HGV driver behaviour [1, 2]. This paper presents results on HGV spacing and silhouettes on a French motorway. Detailed, anonymised data from WIM devices on the A63 motorway (illustration 1) were provided by the French Centre of Studies and Expertise on Risks, the Environment, Mobility and Planning [...]

  • Freight Transport: The Lifeline of the Economy and Society in the Past, Present and in the Future

    It is our pleasure to introduce the March issue of the World Road Association’s Routes/Roads magazine dedicated to burning issues in freight transport. The Association has decided on this topic because freight transport is more important than ever which could also be seen during a pandemic like COVID-19 (www.piarc.org/en/News-Agenda-PIARC/Coronavirus-PIARC-and-Covid-19).

  • Intelligent Controlled Compact Parking – Pilot implementation of a new parking management for trucks

    Due to the enormous increase of commercial freight transport on motorways in Germany it is often problematic for truck drivers to find safe parking places for longer rest periods during the night. Even though expansions have been made to satisfy the demand, overcrowding and dangerous situations still occur as a result of vehicles parking on the entrance and exit roads of rest areas. According to an investigation in 2013 by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs (BMVBS), about [...]