Idaho Statewide Freight Data and Commodity Supply-Chain Analysis

This focus of this study commissioned by the Idaho Transportation Department Freight Office is on developing freight data that allows for a detailed understanding freight movement within and through the state and an improved understanding of the key freight supply-chains supporting the state’s economy. Choices regarding infrastructure improvements are better leveraged with this type of information given limited state transportation budgets and increasing transportation infrastructure needs. This study is unique in the sense that it incorporates vehicle specific transponder data from the private technology firm EROADs, in addition to traditional freight data collection techniques utilizing shipper and establishment questionnaires. In order to obtain very detailed, supply-chain specific information such as trip details, routes, highways used, specific origin/destination, etc., a very detailed and costly survey must be conducted within each supply-chain in the state. These data collection efforts are normally cost-prohibitive at the state or local level which is the reason this study attempted to leverage private transponder data. The transponder information provided very detailed information for the small portion of the truck population on Idaho roadways utilizing an EROADs transponder. As more and more freight carriers and shippers install these transponders on freight vehicles, (as required under electronic log devices mandates), this information will become more encompassing across all state industries and supply-chains.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication date on cover page is September 2019.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington State University


    Oregon State University


    Idaho Transportation Department

    Highways Construction and Operations
    Boise, ID  United States  83707

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
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  • Publication Date: 2019-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 253p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01767576
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-ID-19-272, RP 272
  • Contract Numbers: OSY-2018-01, WSU-2018-01
  • Created Date: Feb 22 2021 10:42AM