Informal Paper Call: Freight in the Developing Countries: Moving Goods Smarter, Better, and Faster

Date Posted: 2012-07-10

ABE90 Committee friend Craig Milligan would like to encourage paper submissions related to freight transportation issues in the developing world. This isn't a formal call, but if enough papers are received we may be able to put together a (whole or in part) podium or poster session related to these issues.

Description: The TRB Committee on Transportation in the Developing Countries (ABE90) invites the submission of papers on a range of topics related to the performance of freight transportation systems in the developing world. The paper call is motivated by the critical role that freight transportation systems can play in supporting inclusive and sustainable development.

Papers are invited on the following sub-topics or other topics related to the title of the call.

• Urban freight systems in developing countries – infrastructure, facilities, vehicles, and policies
• Clean freight programs in the developing countries
• Truck size and weight policies and their impacts in developing countries
• Experience of developing countries using performance measures and results-based monitoring and evaluation for freight systems.
• Freight logistics innovations and investments in the developing countries


For more information, contact: Craig Milligan, University of Manitoba Transport Information Group,