The purpose of the study is to select the optimum truck route system among the generated alternatives which best meets the study objectives. The investigation begins with a state-of-the-art review of urban goods movement and truck route studies, followed by a list of deficiencies in existing approaches. A framework is established for truck route evaluation and selection studies by recommending a goal achievement approach and by discussing data needs and availability. The truck route investigation for the City of Hull required the selection of applicable operational strategies, the generation of network alternatives, the establishment of selection criteria and applicable indicators, the weighting of criteria, the estimation of the effectiveness of the alternatives and the selection of the optimum network. The recommended network and operational strategies, the results of the municipal approval process, the possible refinements to the adopted approach and the recommended political strategies are discussed.