Pricing and Demand Segmentation of Bids in Truckload Combinatorial Auctions

Constructing bids for a truckload combinatorial auction is a challenging problem faced by trucking firms. Several bidding advisory models have been proposed to bundle lanes considering their synergetic effects. These models are based on cost minimization approaches. However, they do not capture pricing and demand segmentation. Pricing is a key competitive advantage that maximizes profits when it is properly combined with cost minimization. Similarly, demand segmentation allows carriers to fully benefit from these auctions. This paper introduces BM∘T, a bidding advisory model for truckload combinatorial auctions that can be used by trucking practitioners to bundle lanes and overcome these limitations. Numerical experiments show the benefits and efficiency of the package.

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    • This paper was sponsored by TRB committee AT060 Trucking Industry Research.
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  • Authors:
    • Mesa-Arango, Rodrigo
    • Ukkusuri, Satish V
  • Conference:
  • Date: 2015


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 21p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 94th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers

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  • Accession Number: 01554266
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 15-4291
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 26 2015 9:49AM