Hub-based truck platooning: Potentials and profitability

This paper presents a model for optimising truck platoons formed at a platooning hub. Different planning and dispatching strategies, from static to dynamic, are investigated with respect to profitability and fuel savings across a range of input variables. The problem is solved using a dynamic programming based local search heuristic. As a case study, a virtual platooning hub close to the German Elb Tunnel is examined using data from a large European transport network model. It is concluded that profitability crucially depends on; (i) dynamic outlook and (ii) if chauffeurs are allowed to rest while driving in platoons.


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  • Accession Number: 01709711
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 2019 3:04PM