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Review of full truckload transportation service procurement

Jothi Basu, R.; Subramanian, Nachiappan; Cheikhrouhou, Naoufel


R. Jothi Basu

Nachiappan Subramanian

Naoufel Cheikhrouhou


This study was conducted to review the literature on full truckload (FTL) transportation service procurement and to identify the gaps from the perspectives of researchers and practitioners. FTL procurement in particular was reviewed because it is encountered more than others forms of procurement in freight movement, and it involves numerous challenges. A framework was developed to provide a systematic review of the literature, the findings of which are discussed in detail. Some key findings include the simplistic assumption of demand patterns, limited focus on non-price variables, a limited number of case studies, less consideration of sustainability aspects, and a lack of detailed studies on emerging economies.


Jothi Basu, R., Subramanian, N., & Cheikhrouhou, N. (in press). Review of full truckload transportation service procurement. Transport Reviews, 35(5), doi:10.1080/01441647.2015.1038741

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 2, 2015
Online Publication Date May 6, 2015
Deposit Date Jan 23, 2018
Journal Transport Reviews
Print ISSN 0144-1647
Electronic ISSN 1464-5327
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 35
Issue 5
Keywords transportation service; full truckload; procurement; review
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Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Transport Reviews on 6 May 2015, available online:

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