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Collaborative Exchange of Cargo Truck Loads: Approaches to Reducing Empty Trucks in Logistics Chains

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Reducing the volume of trucks carrying empty or below capacity loads on road networks are both socio-economic and environmental sustainability issues for the logistics industry. Planning concepts for a collaborative logistics exchange based on real-time data are described as well as the benefits in terms of optimizing load capacity utilization, minimization of empty running, reducing costs, traffic congestion, and truck emissions.


  • Collaborative
  • Transport
  • Cargo
  • Logistics
  • Agent-based
  • Constraints
  • Optimise

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The authors would like to express their gratitude to the Innovation Fund Denmark which the Collaborative Cargo (Directly) research project, is a part off.

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Hvolby, HH., Steger-Jensen, K., Neagoe, M., Vestergaard, S., Turner, P. (2019). Collaborative Exchange of Cargo Truck Loads: Approaches to Reducing Empty Trucks in Logistics Chains. In: Ameri, F., Stecke, K., von Cieminski, G., Kiritsis, D. (eds) Advances in Production Management Systems. Towards Smart Production Management Systems. APMS 2019. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 567. Springer, Cham.

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