ISBN 9780712308342,Freight Transport And The Environment

Freight Transport And The Environment



Psychology Press

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9780712308342

ISBN-10 0712308342


Number of Pages 208 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

Increasing attention is now being focused on the issue of transport and the environment. In Britain, almost 90% of internal freight is moved by road transport, mainly by heavy goods vehicles and light commercial vehicles. Environmentalists have expressed particular concerns about the policies and practices of the industry in general, including vehicle size, safety, diesel smell, pollutant emissions, noise, and overall intrusion to community life.

This comprehensive new guide sets out to present an objective view of the distribution industry's response to the environmental challenge during recent years.

Divided into three complementary sections, this guide:
* provides a comprehensive overview which highlights the progress and achievements by the industry in environmental areas;
* documents, by subject grouping, the wide range of environmentally-based literature produced by a broad spectrum of road distribution industry sectors, and
* consists of a number of case studies, each representing a different industry sector.