Comprehensive Evaluation of the Efficiency of China’s Highway Freight Transport Platform Based on AHP-DEA

  • Wei-hua Gan
  • Chun-hong ChengEmail author
  • Ren Zhong
  • Xiao-kang Li
Conference paper


This paper constructs the comprehensive evaluation index system of the efficiency of China’s highway freight platform from three aspects: vivid level, turnover and customer satisfaction of platform. By using AHP and DEA method, the selected 18 highway freight platforms are measured in terms of overall efficiency, pure technical efficiency and scale efficiency. The results show that the efficiency of the highway freight platform is generally low, and the significant difference exist among all 18 platforms. This is mainly related to financing capability, operating mode and platform service level there is a big relationship. By analyzing the differences between the freight platforms, some suggestions are given in the conclusion of this paper, e.g. innovating the business model, improving the financing ability of the enterprises and enhancing the three capabilities (service level, timeliness and cost) of the enterprise.


Highway freight platform AHP-DEA evaluation method Evaluation index system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei-hua Gan
    • 1
  • Chun-hong Cheng
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ren Zhong
    • 1
  • Xiao-kang Li
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Transportation and LogisticsEast China Jiaotong UniversityNanchangChina

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