McKinnon, Alan C.
Life without trucks: the impact of a temporary disruption of road freight transport on a national economy
Journal of Business Logistics, 27 (2): 250-227, (2006).
Abstract: Twice over the past 30 years Britain has suffered severe paralysis of its road freight system. This paper explores the likely consequences of a complete cessation of trucking services over the period of a week. By analysing inventory levels, lead times, dependence on road transport and opportunities for substitution in critical sectors, it forecasts a rapid rate of economic collapse.Show all publications