Truck Drayage Practices

Truck drayage is an integral part of the intermodal transportation network. The most visible drayage sector is at seaports, where dray drivers often spend a considerable amount of time waiting to enter the terminal and operating in non-productive ways while inside the terminal. This leads to increased truck idling, resulting in ever increasing air pollution and congestion on the roads leading into terminals. However, there has been little analysis of all the other aspects of drayage at intermodal facilities, such as overall quality of life issues, operational efficiency issues, community impact, and an understanding of the dray as a key link in the logistics chain. The objective of the research is to describe the total drayage system as it currently exists as a link to all freight modes, focusing both inside and outside the "gate." Factors to be investigated by mode include: idle time in the queue outside the gate and the reasons; air quality impacts; productivity comparisons; transaction requirements; security requirements and variations; and drayage driver economic issues by mode. </font></div>


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 14

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Department of Transportation
    1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Cooperative Freight Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Rogers, William

  • Performing Organizations:

    Tioga Group, Incorporated

  • Principal Investigators:

    Smith, Daniel

  • Start Date: 20081205
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20101029
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15560

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462717
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 14
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:09PM