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UFL Paper Awarded “Best Practical Implications” at TRB

UFL Paper Awarded “Best Practical Implications” at TRB
UFL Paper Awarded “Best Practical Implications” at TRB
January 25, 2021   //   

January 25, 2021  Urban Freight Lab researchers Giacomo Dalla Chiara, Fiete Krutein, Anne Goodchild, and Andisheh Ranjbari were awarded the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Urban Freight Commitee (AT025) Best Practical Implications Paper award for “Commercial Vehicle Driver Behaviors and Decision Making: Lessons Learned from Urban Ridealongs“.


“We are very excited and grateful to the Committee for the recognition,” said Dalla Chiara, Urban Freight Lab Research Associate. “This paper was fun to write! Spending entire days side by side with delivery drivers was not only a great learning experience, but it also made me even more appreciative of the amazing job delivery drivers have been doing throughout the pandemic, wildfire smoke, and the surge in online shopping.”

“Practical recognition for academic research is the most gratifying to me,” Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center Founding Director Anne Goodchild said. “It means you’ve done something technically and methodologically robust that also has valuable impact in practice. I couldn’t think of a description I’d more proudly carry.”

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About the Urban Freight Lab (UFL): An innovative public-private partnership housed at the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center at the University of Washington, the Urban Freight Lab is a structured workgroup that brings together private industry with City transportation officials to design and test solutions around urban freight management. Since launching in December 2016, the UFL has completed an innovative suite of research projects on the Final 50 Feet of delivery, providing foundational data and proven strategies to help cities reduce truck dwell times in load/unload spaces, and failed first delivery attempts by carriers, which lowers congestion, emissions, and costs.