Technical Reports Freight transport

This page lists technical reports of PIARC in the field of freight transport. These publications are classified chronologically.

  • Moving freight transport forward - Green, smart and efficient

    This study addresses the challenges associated with freight transportation efficiency, presenting and analysing a series of good practice examples that reveal efficient freight transportation systems. It should serve as a source of inspiration for making freight transportation more efficient from the perspective of economic, environmental and social sustainability. The concept of co-modality is central to this report and it is defined as the use of each transportation mode in its best configuration [...]

  • Intermodal freight terminals - Challenges and good practices

    This report has been prepared by the Technical Committee B.4 Freight Transport and Intermodality of the World Road Association (PIARC). The report is organized in four main chapters: Chapter 1 identifies key stakeholders and describes the different types and functions of terminals which interact in the transport of container cargo (seaport or maritime terminal, inland container terminals, barge and train terminals). Chapter 2 highlights the problems and challenges related to intermodal [...]

  • Guide to implement freight vehicle transport management

    This guide was prepared as an introduction to road freight transport management (RFTM) in an urban environment and to provide practical information. After a presentation of the objectives of R FTM, the report describes the different stages leading from the establishment of a partnership between the different stakeholders to the selection of measures. It deals also with the implementation of a pilot program and its evaluation. A set of case studies is presented from which lessons are learned. [...]

  • Public sector governance over urban freight transport

    This guide was prepared as an introduction to road freight transport management (RFTM) in an urban environment and to provide practical information. After a presentation of the objectives of R FTM, the report describes the different stages leading from the establishment of a partnership between the different stakeholders to the selection of measures. It deals also with the implementation of a pilot program and its evaluation. A set of seventeen case studies from six countries (Belgium, France, [...]

  • Mitigation of negative impacts of increased movement of freight

    Roads remain the predominant mode of transport for freight in the world. The negative impacts are often stigmatized and the concern for sustainable development requires in particular, promotion of mitigation measures. This report provides an overview of initiatives, research projects and recent technical innovations in the world, in view of mitigating the negative impacts of freight transport. This covers governmental policies, road network management and operations, multi-modality and vehicle engineering. [...]


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