TRB's National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) Report 11: Truck Drayage Productivity Guide is designed to help improve drayage productivity and capacity while reducing emissions, costs, and port-area congestion at deepwater ports.
The guide includes suggestions designed to help shippers, receivers, draymen, marine terminal operators, ocean carriers, and port authorities address inefficiencies, control costs, and reduce associated environmental impacts of truck drayage.
The guide identifies and quantifies the impacts of bottlenecks, associated gate processes, exceptions (trouble tickets), chassis logistics, congestion, and disruption at marine container terminals. The impacts are described in terms of hours, costs, and emissions that were estimated using the Environmental Protection Agency's DrayFLEET model.
A CD-ROM, which contains the final report on the development of NCFRP Report 11 and its appendices, is included with the print version of NCFRP Report 11.
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Table of Contents
|Overview of Port Drayage||1-2|
|Purpose and Organization of This Guidebook||3-3|
|Additional Port Drayage Resources||4-4|
|Port Drayage Transactions||5-5|
|Marine Container Terminals||6-7|
|Import Drayage Process||8-9|
|Empty Return Process||10-10|
|Data and Information Needs||16-16|
|Marine Terminal Information Systems||17-19|
|Drayage Company Data||20-21|
|Local and Regional Traffic Data||22-22|
|Terminal Webcam Data Collection||28-30|
|Implications for Stakeholders||38-38|
|Turn Time Distributions||39-39|
|Turn Time Components||40-41|
|Need for Buffers||44-44|
|Turn Time Solutions||45-46|
|Entrance Gate Issues||47-47|
|Gate Queuing Solutions||49-52|
|Gate Capacity and Working Hours||53-53|
|Gate Processing Solutions||58-63|
|Chassis Equipment Issues||65-66|
|Chassis Supply Solutions||68-70|
|Container Yard Congestion Impacts||71-71|
|Marine Terminal Disruptions||72-74|
|Container Yard Solutions||75-75|
|Extra Empty Equipment Moves||76-79|
|Extra Trip Solutions||80-81|
|Port-Area and Port Access Congestion||82-85|
|Road and Highway Congestion Solutions||86-87|
|National Drayage Cost and Emissions Estimates||94-94|
|Impacts of Drayage Bottlenecks||95-96|
|Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications||98-98|