The importance of effective freight planning and design increases with the evolution in trucking, freight rail operations, and port activity. Growth trends in the industry impact communities, strain the capacity of our highways, and increase energy use and emissions. At Fehr & Peers, our strengths lie in our unique abilities to combine extensive expertise in freight planning with our intimate knowledge of local communities to find practical and innovative solutions in line with community values.
We employ a layered network approach in our freight work.
Recognizing the importance of ensuring solutions to freight-related problems are integrated into the transportation system of a community, we approach every project with a consideration of all systems and modes by layering in freight movement over the existing multimodal system in a way that is sensitive to the community context. This integration includes first- and last-mile facilities, modal transfers, and public/private connections.
We understand the growing and changing needs of goods movement.
Freight miles per capita continue to climb, so we continuously expand and evolve our specialized expertise to meet the growing and changing demands of the field. We are on the leading edge of the industry, while at the same time recognizing and customizing solutions to meet the diverse needs of individual communities affected by changing freight trends.
We are experienced experts in freight.
Our experts have a combined 100 years of experience in providing a wide range of freight-related planning and engineering services to site developers, local communities, freight operators, and government agencies throughout the United States. You will frequently find them speaking at conferences, engaging with agencies on guidelines and policy, and sharing knowledge to advance the entire industry.
List of Services
Statewide and regional multi-modal freight planning
Sustainability analyses, including energy and GHG emissions assessments
Community accommodations, including curbside management, first/last mile provisions, and truck route designation
Major generator studies for ports and terminals, consolidation and distribution centers, and intermodal facilities
Truck operations and safety studies including climbing and safety lanes, parking, weigh station operations, and collision analysis
Freight forecasting, including commodity based and tour based models
Site access and truck circulation planning, including detailed microsimulation models
Conceptual design of access improvements
Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) for commercial vehicles
Connect with us to learn more about our specialized expertise in freight and goods movement solutions.