Delft University of Technology
Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Transport Technology

M.A.A. van Kester Het ontwerp van een trekkend voertuig voor de stadsdistrbutietrailer.
Masters thesis, Report 2003.TT.6747, Transport Technology.

Nowadays many city centers aren't accessible anymore for the RoRo trailer and other heavy vehicles because of restrictions put up by local authorities. The objective of these restrictions is to improve the environment. This causes an increasing problem for the inner-city stores and supermarkets, because they face distribution problems with their current distribution network. This is why there is a need for a new logistical concept.

A new uniform load unit called the citybox is a plausible solution. The objective of this study is to design a distribution vehicle for inner city-use. The vehicle under study is a multitrailer system, which consists of a towing vehicle, and three trailers that can deliver three cityboxes from a turnover point near the city center to the inner-city stores and supermarkets.

Reports on Transport Engineering (in Dutch)
Modified: 2003.05.02; , TU Delft / 3mE / TT / LT.