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Auselius, Jonas, 2009. Realisering av returer vid rundvirkestransport med lastbil : hinder, möjligheter, vinster och vinstdelning. Second cycle, A1E. Umeå: SLU, Dept. of Forest Resource Management



Holmen Skog, region Norrköping, is located in an area with good potential for backhauling because a large number of geographically scattered mills. However, despite these factors there are many difficulties preventing the realization of this potential.

The purposes of this study were twofold. First, from a hauling contractor perspective, to calculate backhauling profits and suggest a profit sharing scheme. Second, to identify and quantify obstacles and possibilities for realization of backhauls.

The study required the use of three different types of methods. The first was economic modelling of possible backhaul profits in truck transportations. The second was interviews with owners of the hauling companies in order to identify attitudes towards backhauls and conditions for profit sharing schemes and also for identifying obstacles. The third was a load-specific questionnaire aiming to quantify obstacles and possibilities for backhauls.

The results for economic modelling show that hauling contractors backhaul profit varies with the loaded transport distance per load, the proportion of saved unloaded distance and possibilities for the truck to leave its crane at the landing. According to the hauling contractor interviews there has to be an improved effort made by the charterer regarding backhaul and tariffs, before they are entitled to profit sharing. According to the load-specific questionnaire the proportion of backhauling increased with increasing volume of road-side stock (m3) and contractor company size (number of trucks). On average the backhaul flows recorded in the study reduced the unloaded distance with 50 percent. The majority of realized backhauls were carried out within the individual company. Sixty percent of all backhaul flows arose through a combination of different charterer’s round wood flows.

A larger volume of roundwood stocks and an improved information exchange between all parts involved in backhauling should reduce many of the existing obstacles for backhauling.

Main title:Realisering av returer vid rundvirkestransport med lastbil
Subtitle:hinder, möjligheter, vinster och vinstdelning
Authors:Auselius, Jonas
Supervisor:Fjeld, Dag
Examiner:Nordfjell, Tomas
Series:Arbetsrapport / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för skoglig resurshushållning och geomatik
Volume/Sequential designation:262
Year of Publication:2009
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A1E
Student's programme affiliation:SY001 Forest Science - Master's Programme 300 HEC
Supervising department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
Keywords:skogsåkeri, , transportpris, returandel, väglager
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Handling, transport, storage and protection of forest products
Deposited On:08 Dec 2009 08:02
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:10

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