Relationship between freight accessibility and logistics employment in US counties

F.P. Heuvel van den, L. Rivera, K.H. Donselaar van, A. Jong de, Y. Sheffi, P.W. Langen de, J.C. Fransoo

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the relationship between freight accessibility and logistics employment in the US. It develops an accessibility measure relevant for logistics companies based on a gravity model. This allows to analyze accessibility of US counties focusing on four dierent modes of transportation: road, rail, air, and maritime. Using a Partial Least Squares model, these four dierent freight accessibility measures are combined into two constructs, continental and intercontinental freight accessibility, and related to logistics employment, dierentiating counties inside metropolitan areas from those outside. Results show that highly accessible non-metropolitan counties attract more logistics employment than other non-metropolitan counties. In metropolitan counties, no signicant relationship was found between freight accessibility and logistics employment. This is primarily explained by the highly signicant relations of both freight accessibility and logistics employment with county population. Keywords: Accessibility, Freight transport, Logistics employment
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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