Decoupling, recoupling and the future growth of road freight

A. McKinnon, M. Piecyk, A. Somerville

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    The article discusses the condition of road freight in Great Britain. It explains that the stability of the volume of road freight movement is the cause of less pressure on road infrastructure. Such stability, alongside decoupling, would also make it easier for the transport sector to meet its carbon dioxide emission targets. The tonne-kilometre (tkm) represents the multiplication of two values, tonnes-lifted and the average length of haul. Recording the weight of consignments made tonnes lifted statistic recounts the weight of goods several times as they move along the supply chain.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)40 - 46
    JournalLogistics and Transport Focus
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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