Intelligent Freight Monitoring: A Review of Potential Technologies

The purpose of this study was to review the existing literature and resources to identify technological systems that have potential applications in efficiently monitoring and regulating freight movement in Texas. In this literature review, researchers identified eight technology categories. Researchers then evaluated and compared various technological systems under these eight categories based on the literature available for these products. These eight technology categories can be divided into two broad groups: (1) Technologies directly implementable by state agencies: Virtual weigh-in-motion (WIM) stations, Portable WIM systems, Portable scales, and Bridge collision avoidance technologies; and (2) Self-regulation or self-enforcement technologies: Remote measurement of axle weights, Vehicle telematics, Permits with tracking codes, and Certified scales for self-weight. In addition to reviewing technologies for monitoring overweight vehicle loads and movements, the researchers identified the safety hazard posed by oversize (over-height) vehicles to low-clearance bridges as a relevant and pressing issue. Therefore, a review of potential bridge collision avoidance technologies was also included in the study.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 22p

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  • Accession Number: 01599862
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 20 2016 10:50AM