Abstract—The research was conducted to examine manufacturers’ truck runs in Bangkok area. The findings of the survey reveal the characteristics of the manufacturers who have their own trucks for transportation. Empty truck run is a typical problem for transportation sector for an increase in the transportation cost and inefficient use of energy. The survey found that out of a distance of 245,118 km. (per week), 85.75% of the backhauls were empty, which accounted for 210,193 km. of empty truck run and 2,350,402 Baht worth of inefficient use of energy in one week. The number of empty truck runs will be lower with matching process enabling, where 14.59% of the total empty truck runs will be saved. The lower number of empty truck runs not only benefits the manufacturers for the lower transportation cost but also provides a good impact to the society as a whole.
Index Terms—Backhaul, empty truck run, inefficient use of energy, transportation survey.
C. Peetijade is with The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi. Bangkok, THAILAND (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org).
A. Bangviwat is with The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi. Bangkok. THAILAND.
Cite: Chaiyot Peetijade and Athikom Bangviwat , "Empty Trucks Run Reduction in Bangkok Area Towards Sustainable Transportation ," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 91-95, 2012.