Fourth International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight Transport

Fourth International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight Transport

Sustainable road freight transport systems: Convergence of research and practice.

The Centre for Sustainable Road Freight[1] would like to invite interested parties to the 4th International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight Transport.

Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from road freight transport represents a significant challenge with multiple technical, operational and political aspects. Designing, testing and implementation of effective interventions (managerial or technical), and appropriate policy measures need multi-disciplinary, multi-country research.

The Centre for Sustainable Road Freight would like to invite academics and practitioners from all related fields to take part in a debate of these issues – to shape the research agenda and to network with key research groups from around the world.

The workshop will focus on building links between academic research and practice with an aim to deliver world-class solutions to address the sustainable road freight transport challenge. Our ambition is to create an international network of practitioners and researchers working on all aspects of sustainable road freight transport, and to facilitate collaborative research amongst the specialists in the field.

We invite presentations on ways to improve the sustainability of road freight transport, including, but not limited to:

  • Tim Breemersch, Transport & Mobility Leuven
  • Carlos Calvo Ambel, Transport & Environment
  • Jacob Teter, International Energy Agency
  • Sudhir Gota, Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport
  • Tanya Strevens, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Cécile Bray, Geodis
  • Andy Eastlake, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership
  • Jonathan Chadburn, DHL Supply Chain
  • Jan Havenga, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Paul Nordengen, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
  • Sudhir Gota, Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport, India
  • Yongyi Shou, Zhejiang University, China
  • Gavin Hill, Transport Certification, Australia
  • Chris Douglas, Smart Freight Centre, International
  • John Woodrooffe, University of Michigan, USA
  • Gordon Wilmsmeier, University de los Andes, Colombia

The deadline for Abstracts has now passed, however poster presentations are still welcome…

Participants are invited to submit posters presenting research investigating the sustainability of the road freight sector, focusing on the workshop themes described above. Posters should focus on recently completed research, or research in progress.

The deadline for poster submissions is 1st  November 2017. Please submit an abstract or a poster by sending it to

  • Loes Aarts, Ministry of Transport- Netherlands
  • Maja Piecyk, University of Westminster – United Kingdom
  • Per-Olof Arnäs, Chalmers University – Sweden
  • Sophie Punte, Smart Freight Centre – Netherlands
  • David Cebon, Cambridge University – United Kingdom
  • Ed Sweeney, Aston University – United Kingdom
  • Phil Greening, Heriot-Watt University – United Kingdom
  • Lóri Tavasszy, TU Delft – Netherlands
  • Alan McKinnon, Kühne Logistics University – Germany

The delegate fee of £150 will include:  meeting notes, refreshments and lunch on both days and conference dinner on the evening of 30th November.

If you have any questions, special requirements or would like further information, please email <>