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  • "Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT)"
    A unit to measure vehicle miles traveled by a private vehicle.
Paper
Published: 2018
Authors: Dr. Anne Goodchild, Erica Wygonik, Nathan Mayes
Journal/Book: European Transport Research Review
Summary:
This paper presents an analytical model to contrast the carbon emissions from a number of goods delivery methods. This includes individuals travelling to the store by car, and delivery trucks delivering to homes. While the impact of growing home delivery services has been studied with combinatorial approaches, those approaches do not allow for systematic conclusions regarding when the service provides net benefit.
Paper
Published: 2018
Authors: Dr. Anne Goodchild, Erica Wygonik
Journal/Book: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Summary:
There are established relationships between urban form and passenger travel, but less is known about urban form and goods movement. The work presented in this paper evaluates how the design of a delivery service and the urban form in which it operates affects its performance, as measured by vehicle miles traveled, CO2, NOx, and PM10 emissions.
Paper
Published: 2018
Authors: Dr. Anne Goodchild, Jordan Toy
Journal/Book: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Summary:
This research paper estimates carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) levels of two delivery models, one by trucks and the other by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or “drones.” Using several ArcGIS tools and emission standards within a framework of logistical and operational assumptions, it has been found that emission results vary greatly and are highly dependent on the energy requirements of the drone, as well as the distance it must travel and the number of recipients…
Student Thesis and Dissertations
Published: 2018
Authors: Polina Butrina
Summary:
E-commerce has empowered consumers to order goods online from anywhere in the world with just a couple of clicks. This new trend has led to significant growth in the number of package deliveries related to online shopping. Seattle’s freight infrastructure is challenged to accommodate this freight growth. Commercial vehicles can already be seen double parked or parked illegally on the city’s streets impacting traffic flow and inconveniencing other road users.
Chapter
Published: 2014
Authors: Dr. Anne Goodchild, Erica Wygonik
Journal/Book: Sustainable Logistics: Transport and Sustainability (Emerald Group Publishing Limited)
Summary:
This chapter provides additional insight into the role of warehouse location in achieving sustainability targets and provides a novel comparison between delivery and personal travel for criteria pollutants.
Paper
Published: 2013
Authors: Dr. Anne Goodchild, Kelly A. Pitera, Linda Ng Boyle
Journal/Book: Transportation Research Record
Summary:
Onboard monitoring systems (OBMSs) can be used in commercial vehicle operations to monitor driving behavior, to enhance safety. Although improved safety produces an economic benefit to carriers, understanding how this benefit compares with the cost of the system is an important factor for carrier acceptance. In addition to the safety benefits provided by the use of OBMSs, operational improvements may have economic benefits.