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Research project

Freight Traffic Control 2050: transforming the energy demands of last-mile urban freight through collaborative logistics


Lead researcher

Professor Tom Cherrett

Head of Department

Research interests

  • Understanding and improving the distribution of goods and the management of freight vehicles in urban areas, including the supply of goods to hospitals and the use of consolidation centres; 
  • How optimisation techniques can be used to improve system efficiency and in what ways Intelligent Transport Systems (smart tagging of assets and the use of smartphones) can improve operating efficiency; 
  • Approaches to more effectively collect and manage the movement of waste in terms of both household domestic waste collection strategies, Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) management and joint domestic/commercial waste collection strategies. He has worked on a number of research projects in these specific areas: (Department for Transport grant PPAD 9/142/034, ‘Optimising vehicles undertaking waste collections' GR/S79626/01, SUE project 55 ‘Transport and Logistics'; EP/D043328/1, ‘Green Logistics'.
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Research outputs

Julian Allen, Maja Piecyk, Thomas Cherrett, Muhammad Nabil Juhari, Fraser Mcleod, Marzena Piotrowska, Oliver Bates, Tolga Bektas, Kostas Cheliotis, Adrian Friday & Sarah Wise, 2021, Cities, 108
Type: article
Fraser Mcleod, Thomas Cherrett, Oliver Bates, Tolga Bektas, Carlos Lamas Fernandez, Julian Allen, Marzena Piotrowska, Maja Piecyk & Andy Oakey, 2020, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2674(8), 384-393
Type: article
Thuba Nguyen, Tolga Bektas, Thomas Cherrett, Fraser Mcleod, Julian Allen, Oliver Bates, Marzena Piotrowska, Maja Piecyk, Adrian Friday & Sarah Wise, 2018, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 1-13
Type: article
Sarah Wise, Kostas Cheliotis, Oliver Bates, Adrian Friday, Julian Allen, Fraser McLeod & Tom Cherrett, 2018
Type: conference