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Mitigating the Negative Environmental Impacts of Long Haul Freight Transport

Sustainable Logistics

ISBN: 978-1-78441-062-9, eISBN: 978-1-78441-061-2

ISSN: 2044-9941

Publication date: 4 December 2014


Originality/value of the chapter

The value of the chapter is in bringing together some of the many measures and approaches that can be used to reduce the environmental externalities of long haul freight transport. Much of the information on such interventions is based on industrial and EU project sources rather than purely academic research and so is less likely to be found in academic journals.




The author wishes to acknowledge the financial contribution of The Sustainable Transport Initiative (STi) of the University of Gothenburg in writing this chapter. Also, the South East Scotland Transport Department (SESTRAN) for giving permission to use an earlier report as the basis of this chapter and the very helpful comments of two anonymous reviewers of an earlier draft.


Cullinane, S. (2014), "Mitigating the Negative Environmental Impacts of Long Haul Freight Transport", Sustainable Logistics (Transport and Sustainability, Vol. 6), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 31-61.



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