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How is own account transport well adapted to urban environments?

Abstract

Own account transport is commercially invisible but its importance in urban freight is significant: it represents half of deliveries. Generally research efforts focus mainly on third-party transportation because data is more available in spite of a lack of urban data. Nevertheless, the organization of transport by a shipper is not the same than third-party transport. The products transported, the constraints, the demand of transport are different. This analysis shows that own account transport is well-adapted to urban areas because of the density of deliveries and an increase of the number of establishments of the shipper who extends its areas of customer and makes profitable its fleet.urban freight ; own account transport ; density of deliveries ; time delivery

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Research Papers in Economics

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