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Operations Research Applications in Truckload Freight Transportation Networks

  1. Ted L. Gifford

Published Online: 14 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470400531.eorms0595

Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

How to Cite

Gifford, T. L. 2011. Operations Research Applications in Truckload Freight Transportation Networks. Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. .

Author Information

  1. Schneider National, Inc., Green Bay, Wisconsin

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2011

Abstract

This article describes a set of decision support systems based on operations research (OR) methodologies that arise in the planning, management, and operations of a large truckload transportation company. These tools support policy development activities and business processes that range across the time horizon from longer term planning cycles to real-time driver dispatching and load management decisions. This discussion will highlight problems and solution models that appear to be either unique to truckload freight transportation or of particular interest in this area.

Keywords:

  • freight transportation;
  • decision support systems;
  • strategic planning;
  • tactical planning;
  • network optimization