Dynamic Fleet Management for International Truck Transportation

Focusing on Occasional Transportation Tasks

  • Authors
  • Steffen Schorpp

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Steffen Schorpp
    Pages 1-10
  3. Steffen Schorpp
    Pages 11-29
  4. Steffen Schorpp
    Pages 31-76
  5. Steffen Schorpp
    Pages 171-176
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 177-191

About this book


Recent developments in IC technologies have facilitated the practical application of dynamic vehicle routing systems. While most of the available dynamic approaches deal with urban area environments, the focus of this thesis is set to wide area dynamic freight transportation covering the entire European continent. Due to its dynamic planning component, the occasional transportation mode – independent of predefined line networks – is considered. The author develops and evaluates two new dynamic planning approaches and incorporates all important real-life restrictions, such as regulations on driving and working hours (EC 561). Numerical tests are carried out with a five-week real-life data set from an international freight forwarder. The results indicate that significant improvements, especially in terms of empty kilometers and service quality, can be achieved.


International Tramp Transportation Real Time Control Social Regulation EC 561 Truck Dispatching Vehicle Routing

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2011
  • Publisher Name Gabler
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8349-2879-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8349-6675-9
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