The specification of models in which the process of decisionmaking
is apparent in the model structure has been a prime
concern in the area of freight demand modelling.
This study is primarily concerned with the development of
disaggregate models of logit form for explaining and predicting
freight mode choice in Leicestershire. The models explain
modal choice at the level of the individual shipper. They
are behavioural in that the explanatory variables used result
from a hypothesis reflecting the behaviour.: of the shipper.
They are probabilistic in that they give the probability that
a shipper will choose a given transport mode for dispatching
a given consignment.
From this point of view this research makes contributions to
1) the specification of factors which are most influential in
the shipper's mode choice decision, 2) the specification of
the shipper's senitivity to changes in the values of these
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.