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Dynamic Vehicle Routing with Drivers’ Working Hours

  • Asvin Goel

Abstract

Applications, restrictions to drivers’working hours have only received very little attention in the vehicle routing literature. In this paper we consider a rich dynamic vehicle routing problem in which transportation requests arrive dynamically and the new EU drivers’ working hour regulations, that entered into force in April 2007, must be considered.We present two algorithms for solving the problem under investigation and perform computational experiments that clearly indicate that regulations concerning drivers’ working hours can have a significant impact on the performance of algorithms which are competitive when drivers’ working hours are not considered.

Keywords

Rest Period Variable Neighbourhood Dynamic Vehicle Road Transport Central Depot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Asvin Goel
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  1. 1.MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics ProgramZaragoza Logistics CenterZaragozaSpain

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