• Short Description

    When modelling long-distance freight traffic covering very large areas, three challenges have to be considered:

    First, the geographic distribution of trips not only depends on locations of production and consumption, but also on the choice between alternative logistic distribution chains and the locations of intermediate distribution centers.

    Second, any stage of the distribution chain may combine several modes into a multi-leg transport.

    Third, the large scale of the model leads to large zones, implying a significant share of intrazonal traffic.

    In this two-day course we will show you how to adapt the four-stage model by generalizing destination choice into a distribution channel model and by introducing a mode sequence choice model for multimodal transport. A simplified distance band model is applied to intrazonal traffic.

  • Course Level


  • Target Group

    This course provides experienced users a deeper insight into demand modelling. It is aimed at users who already have basic knowledge of demand modelling and who want to extend it to long-distance freight models.

  • Duration

    1 Day

    Due to organizational and local conditions, the duration of the course may vary. Please note the details of your chosen course date before booking.

  • Contents

    • Creating an example of longdistance 4-step freight demand model with multimodal assignment and distribution center choice modelling
    • Freight model architecture
      • Transportsystems, Modes, Demand Model Segments
      • Link types, links, network
      • Zoning system, structural data

    • Skim matrices for freight
    • Path sequences
    • Multimodal transport
    • Economic sectors and distribution chain legs
    • Freight model procedure sequence

    Furthermore, we offer one-day advanced courses to deepen your knowledge in the demand models Visem (TR-T0116), EVA (TR-T0118) and tour-based Freight Modelling (TRT0119).

  • Next Course Dates

    The courses below are the next scheduled course dates. Check our training calendar to see all available dates or contact us if you do not find a suitable date.

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