TITLE

Vehicle Routing and Scheduling with Full Truckloads

AUTHOR(S)
Arunapuram, Sundararajan; Mathur, Kamlesh; Solow, Daniel
PUB. DATE
May 2003
SOURCE
Transportation Science;May2003, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p170
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Truckload carriers are constantly faced with the problem of shipping full truckloads of goods at minimum cost between pairs of cities or customers, using a fleet of trucks located at one or more depots. In this paper, a new branch-and-bound algorithm for solving an integer-programming formulation of this vehicle-routing problem (VRP) with full truck-loads is developed. The algorithm also takes into consideration the time-window constraints and waiting costs. The resulting efficiency, validated by computational tests on random problems, is due to a column-generation scheme that exploits the special structure of the problem to solve the linear-programming relaxation problems that arise at the nodes.
ACCESSION #
9908695

 

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