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Freight data

Performance measurement in freight transport: Its contribution to the design, implementation and monitoring of public policy
Report

McKinnon, A.C., Paper prepared for the ITF Roundtable on Performance Measurement in Freight Transport, Queretaro, Mexico (2015)

Formulating and implementing evidence-based policies on freight transport requires the collection and analysis of large amounts of data.   The paper examines these data requirements.   It begins by identifying a series of fundamental questions that policy-makers typically ask when trying to improve the performance of a freight transport system. ...

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Road Freight Transport in the UK
Report

Piecyk, M. and McKinnon, A.C. Technical Report of the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight, CUED/C -SRF/TR1, Cambridge and Heriot-Watt Universities (2013).

This report is a detailed review of statistics on the UK road freight sector.  It begins with a broad overview of the contribution of logistics to the national economy, business competitiveness and employment.  The remainder of the report examines many different aspects of the movement of freight by road in the ... ...

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European freight transport statistics: limitations, misinterpretations and aspirations
Report

McKinnon, A.C. Report prepared for the 15th ACEA Scientific Advisory Board Meeting (2010)

Statistics are often derided as being boring, inaccurate or misleading. Lloyd George’s famous statement about ‘lies, damned lies and statistics’ is often quoted to emphasise the point.   It is only through the collection, analysis and interpretation of statistics, however, that we can build up an understanding of socio-economic phenomena. ...

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Benchmarking road freight transport: Review of a government‐sponsored programme
Paper

McKinnon, A.C. Benchmarking: an International Journal, 16, 5, 640-656 (2009)

The purpose of this paper was to provide a critical review of the first ten years of the UK Government's “transport key performance indicator (KPI)” programme which benchmarks the efficiency of road freight operations. Documentation on nine benchmarking surveys is reviewed and combined with direct experience of programme's implementation to ... ...

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The Collection of Long Distribution Road Freight Transport Data in Europe
Chapter

McKinnon, A.C. and Leonardi, J. in Bonnel, P., M. Lee-Gosselin, J. Zmud and J.-L. Madre (eds) Transport Survey Methods: Keeping up with a Changing World, Emerald, Bingley

This chapter examines the systems used to collect data on the long-distance movement of freight by road for modelling, market research and other purposes. It begins by listing the features of an ideal long-distance freight data set that would fully meet the needs of policy makers, business analysts, academic researchers and freight operators. ...

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