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INFLUENCE OF VEHICLE PROCUREMENT ON THE VEHICLE FLEET ENERGY EFFICIENCY

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2018.8(1).07


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Author(s)

Marko Stokić - University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, Vojvode Stepe 305, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia -

Mirjana Grdinić - University of Montenegro, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Bul. Đorđa Vašingtona bb, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro -

Davor Vujanović - University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, Vojvode Stepe 305, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia -


Abstract

In this paper, the vehicle procurement is considered as a factor which influences the vehicle fleets energy efficiency. Vehicle fleet managers in transport and logistics companies with their own fleet for freight transport often make a decision to procure an appropriate vehicle. In this sense, the vehicle procurement represents a significant activity for increasing the vehicle fleets energy efficiency. During a process of decision making in order to purchase an appropriate vehicle, managers take into consideration a number of different criteria. Based on the literature review, as well as on the basis of the author's own experience, the relevant criteria that have the significance on making the observed decision are defined in the paper. It is shown how the defined vehicle procurement criteria affect the increasing of vehicle fleet energy efficiency, as well as the reduction of the transport and maintenance costs. In order to make the right decision when purchasing a vehicle, managers need to take into consideration all defined criteria. This contributes to increasing of the vehicle fleet energy efficiency and reducing transportation and maintenance costs, thereby generating greater profit in the observed companies.


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Acknowledgements:

The research in this paper has been realized within the project TR36027 named: “Software development and national database for strategic management and development of transportation means and infrastructure in road, rail, air and inland waterways transport using the European transport network models” supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.


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