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Alan McKinnon – Professor of Logistics

Efficiency of freight transport

Opportunities for Improving Vehicle Utilisation
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McKinnon, A.C. in Green Logistics . 3rd ed. edited by McKinnon, A.C., Browne, M., Piecyk, M. and Whiteing, A. , Kogan Page, London (2015)

 

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Increasing Fuel Efficiency in the Road Freight Sector
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McKinnon, A.C. in Green Logistics . 3rd ed. edited by McKinnon, A.C., Browne, M., Piecyk, M. and Whiteing, A. , Kogan Page, London (2015)

 

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Energy efficiency practices among road freight hauliers
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Heikki Liimatainen, H., Stenholm, P., Tapio, P. and McKinnon, A Energy Policy, 50, 833-842 (2012)

The reduction of greenhouse gases (GHG) is a highly prevalent public policy goal among European Union member countries. In the new White Paper on transport, the role of road freight transports in this is strongly emphasized. This far, however, the efficiency practices utilised in logistics firms are less studied. ...

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Optimising the Movement of Freight by Road
Chapter

McKinnon, A.C. in Global Logistics . 7th ed. edited by Waters, D. and Rinsler, S. , Kogan Page, London (2014)

This book chapter examines the various ways in which vehicle utilization can be assessed, considers the reasons why so many trucks run empty or only partially loaded and outlines a series of measures that companies can take to attain higher levels of vehicle fill. ...

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The potential for reducing empty running by trucks: a retrospective analysis
Paper

McKinnon, A.C. and Ge, Y. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 36,5, 391-410 (2006)

The aim is to examine the recent trend in empty running by trucks in the UK and assesses the potential for a further reduction in empty running in the food supply chain using a new technique. Data from the UK Government's main road freight survey and other studies are used to investigate the causes of the decline in empty running. ...

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Running on Empty
Paper

McKinnon, A.C. and Leuchars, D. in ECR Journal, 3, 1, 72-82 (2003)

In the UK food industry, trucks on average spend just 28 per cent of their time actually running on the road and are empty on nearly 20 per cent of the distance travelled. Putting all journeys together, the average vehicle carries just over half its full potential load. ...

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Analysis of Transport Efficiency in the UK Food Supply Chain
Report

McKinnon, A.C., Ge, Y. and Leuchars, D. Report of Logistics Research Centre, Heriot-Watt University (2003)

This is the final report of the second Transport KPI benchmarking survey conducted in the UK Food supply chain with the support of the UK government and Cold Storage and Distribution Federation. Like the original survey in 1998, it took the form of a ‘synchronised audit’ of five sets of ... ...

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Vehicle Utilisation and Energy Efficiency in the Food Supply Chain: Full Report of the Key Performance Indicator Survey
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McKinnon, A.C. Report of Logistics Research Centre, Heriot-Watt University (1999)

In 1998 the UK government and Cold Storage and Distribution Federation commissioned the Logistics Research Centre at Heriot-Watt University to undertake a new type of freight transport survey designed to provide a deeper insight in the efficiency of road freight operations and to allow the participating companies to benchmark to utilisation and energy efficiency of their fleets. ...

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The empty running and return loading of road goods vehicles
Paper

McKinnon, A.C. Transport Logistics, 1, 1, 1-19 (1996)

The proportion of lorry-kilometres run empty in the UK declined by 11% between 1982 and 1993, yielding significant economic and environmental benefits. This paper examines possible reasons for this trend and identifies five contributory factors: the lengthening of lorry journeys, increasing number of drops per trip, expansion of load-matching services, ... ...

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