Optimizing Routes and Resources for Trucking Companies

Georgia Tech researchers help YRC Worldwide and Duluth, Ga.-based Saia

As competition increases and shippers raise their expectations for service, trucking companies must optimize their routes and use of drivers, vehicles and facilities.

Researchers in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech are developing models to help optimize driver and equipment scheduling, shipment planning, load consolidation and routing for two carriers