A GPS analysis for urban freight distribution

Comendador Arquero, Julio and López Lambas, Maria Eugenia and Monzón de Cáceres, Andrés (2012). A GPS analysis for urban freight distribution. "Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences", v. 39 ; pp. 521-533. ISSN 1877-0428.


Title: A GPS analysis for urban freight distribution
  • Comendador Arquero, Julio
  • López Lambas, Maria Eugenia
  • Monzón de Cáceres, Andrés
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Date: July 2012
Volume: 39
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Transportes [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Daily life in urban centers has led to increasing and more demanding freight requirements. Manufacturers, retailers and other urban agents have thus tended towards more frequent and smaller deliveries, resulting in a growing use of light freight vehicles (<3.5 ton). This paper characterizes and analyzes urban freight distribution in order to generate new ways of understanding the phenomenon. Based on a case study of two different-sized Spanish cities using data from GPS, a vehicle observation survey and complementary driver's interviews, the authors propose a categorization of urban freight distribution. The results confirm GPS as a useful tool that allows the integration of dynamic traffic assignment data and diverse traffic operation patterns during different day periods, thereby improving delivery performance.

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Item ID: 15478
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/15478/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:15478
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 11 Nov 2013 11:23
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2015 22:56
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