TITLE

Design of Regular Intercity Driver Routes for the LTL Motor Carrier Industry

AUTHOR(S)
Crainic, Teodor Gabriel; Roy, Jacques
PUB. DATE
November 1992
SOURCE
Transportation Science;Nov92, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p280
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The load plan of a LTL motor carrier determines the services it operates and the frequencies it offers. To satisfy the stable part of the demand for transportation, regular driver routes have to be built. These routes must cover the planned services and abide by the laws, regulations and conventions that regulate the drivers' workload, while guaranteeing the timely delivery of goods at the destination terminal. The objective is to minimize costs and to ensure an efficient fleet utilization. We describe the problem, examine its characteristics, and propose a modeling and algorithmic approach based on set covering ideas. Results of an actual application are also presented.
ACCESSION #
4454254

 

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