Journal article

Receivers-led delivery consolidation policy: Estimating the characteristics of the most interested businesses to participate

K Aljohani, RG Thompson

Research in Transportation Economics | Elsevier | Published : 2020


There is an urgent need to develop policy solutions to the negative externalities caused by last mile deliveries, especially in increasingly high-density urban areas. The Receiver-led delivery consolidation (RLC) policy has the potential to significantly reduce the number of deliveries to receivers. However, empirical evidence shows wide variance in their success, possibly driven by the relative willingness of receivers to accept RLC policy. Accordingly, the purpose of this paper is to examine and model receivers' willingness to participate in the RLC service. Using a stated-preference survey, behavioural responses were collected from businesses in 13 sub-industries based in Melbourne's CBD,..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for this research has been provided by University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for the main author as financial support of his PhD research scholarship, part of which is the research presented herein. The authors would like to express their gratitude to the Volvo Center of Excellence in Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (CoE-SUFS) at University of Melbourne for their financial support for the cost of the data collection.