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Systematic Review

Road Freight Transport Literature and the Achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals—A Systematic Review

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Institute of Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo, São Paulo 05508-060, Brazil
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Institute of Energy and Environment, University of São Paulo, São Paulo 05428-000, Brazil
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Chemical Engineering Department, Imperial College London, South Kensington, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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School of Arts, Science and Humanities, University of São Paulo, São Paulo 03828-000, Brazil
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Sustainability 2022, 14(6), 3425; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14063425
Received: 13 December 2021 / Revised: 30 January 2022 / Accepted: 28 February 2022 / Published: 15 March 2022
Considering the importance of the road freight transport sector on the sustainability debate, the purpose of this paper is to present a comprehensive review of the road freight transport literature to provide key information on the role that this field of knowledge must play in contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To accomplish this, we performed a state-of-the-art review via systematic literature on 86 documents published during 2015–2020, with an emphasis on environmental, economic, and technical studies. Ultimately, this paper seeks to uncover research gaps and to suggest means in which the freight transport literature and the 17 SDGs may be faced by this field in future studies. the results showed that the SDGs were not target by the analyzed papers, and the sustainable development goals were not quoted at all. The only SDG fully contemplated was number 7—affordable and clean energy. The findings of this study suggest that this field should add research of SDGs 2, 3, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, and 17 as priority areas to be further developed by the RFT literature to achieve SDGs goals. View Full-Text
Keywords: SDG; literature review; transport sector; road freight; sustainability; interdisciplinary SDG; literature review; transport sector; road freight; sustainability; interdisciplinary
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Collaço, F.M.d.A.; Teixeira, A.C.R.; Machado, P.G.; Borges, R.R.; Brito, T.L.F.; Mouette, D. Road Freight Transport Literature and the Achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals—A Systematic Review. Sustainability 2022, 14, 3425. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14063425

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Collaço FMdA, Teixeira ACR, Machado PG, Borges RR, Brito TLF, Mouette D. Road Freight Transport Literature and the Achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals—A Systematic Review. Sustainability. 2022; 14(6):3425. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14063425

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Collaço, Flávia Mendes de Almeida, Ana Carolina Rodrigues Teixeira, Pedro Gerber Machado, Raquel Rocha Borges, Thiago Luis Felipe Brito, and Dominique Mouette. 2022. "Road Freight Transport Literature and the Achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals—A Systematic Review" Sustainability 14, no. 6: 3425. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14063425

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