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Alan McKinnon – Professor of Logistics

Inceasing truck size and weight

Improving the Sustainability of Road Freight Transport by Relaxing Truck Size and Weight Restrictions
Chapter

McKinnon, A.C. in Supply Chain Innovation for Competing in Highly Dynamic Markets: Challenges and Solutions: Challenges and Solutions, edited by Evangelista, P., McKinnon, A.C., Sweeney, E. and Esposito, E., IGI Global. (2012)

Increasing legal limits on the size and weight of trucks allows companies to achieve a higher degree of load consolidation. This reduces the total number of vehicle-kilometres required to distribute a given quantity of goods, saving money and reducing environmental impacts. ...

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Britain without Double-deck Lorries: An Assessment of the Effects on Traffic Levels, Road Haulage Costs, Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emissions
Report

McKinnon, A.C. Heriot-Watt University Research Paper (2010)

In developing a new system of Whole Vehicle Type Approval for lorries the European Commission is proposing to standardise the maximum height of trailers at 4 metres. Twenty of the EU25 countries currently impose a 4 metre height limit on trucks. ...

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Double-deck trailers: A Cost Benefit Model for Estimating Environmental and Financial Benefits
Paper

Holter, A, Limatainen, H., McKinnon, A.C. and Edwards, J.B. in Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the Logistics Research Network (2010)

Double-deck trailers could be a key contributor towards the UK's commitment to reducing CO2 emissions towards 2020. A double-deck trailer greatly increases carrying capacity with current vehicle size and weight limits. Double-deck trailers are particularly well suited to retail distribution. This paper introduces a model that calculates the financial and ... ...

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Longer and/or Longer and Heavier Goods Vehicles (LHVs): A study of the likely effects if permitted in the UK: Final Report
Report

Knight, I, W Newton, A McKinnon, A Palmer, T Barlow et al. Report for the UK Department for Transport (PPR 258), TRL, Crowthorne (2008)

This is the 311 page report of the study undertaken jointly by TRL and the Logistics Research Centre at Heriot-Watt University into the case for relaxing the legal length limit of trucks in the UK, with or without a further relaxation in the maximum gross weight.   ...

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The economic and environmental benefits of increasing maximum truck weight: the British experience
Paper

McKinnon, A.C. Transportation Research part D, 10, 1, 77-95 (2005)

This paper assesses the impact of the increase in maximum truck weight in the UK in 2001 on traffic levels, road haulage costs and emissions. It compares the actual effects of this measure with forecasts made a year before the weight limit was raised. ...

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Opportunities for Consolidating Volume-constrained Loads in Double Deck and High Cube Trailers
Report

McKinnon, A.C. and Campbell, J., Christian Salvesen Logistics Research Paper no. 1. Heriot-Watt University (1997)

This paper is concerned with the utilisation of vehicle space. It argues that there is considerable potential for making better use of the cubic capacity of lorries, thereby cutting the cost of road haulage and reducing its impact on the environment. ...

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