Multilevel modelling of commercial vehicle inter-arrival duration using GPS data

This study uses truck global positioning system (GPS) data to study inter-arrival duration, defined as the time between arrivals at a destination of two successive vehicles operated by the same carrier. Destinations were separated into market segments: (1) frequently-visited destinations, (2) regularly-scheduled destinations, and (3) unscheduled destinations, based on visit frequency and regularity. Inter-arrival duration was modelled using multilevel ordered probit and multilevel multinomial logit models. Market segmentation improved modelling results, and multilevel models performed better than single level models. Results showed a wide variation in shipping behavior of commercial establishments and that many firms do not follow consistent shipping schedules.


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  • Accession Number: 01490238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 2013 9:05AM