"MATCHMAKING" SAVES FUEL, MONEY FOR U.S. TRUCKERS

Many trucking companies are taking part in a nationwide program called the Computerized Interchange Substitute Service (CISS) which makes possible the matching of traffic imbalances between participating carriers. In this program the computer matches loaded and empty movements almost instantaneously. The system operates 24 hours a day and can accommodate as many as 500 transactions simultaneously. The input data includes trailer gross weight, origin and destination, trailer type and size, pickup and delivery deadlines and whether or not it contains high-value goods. Under the system, the exchange trailer and cargo responsibility are covered by interchange rules of the Equipment Interchange Association and the Freight Claim Rules of the ATA National Freight Claim Council.

  • Publication Date: 1978-10

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  • Accession Number: 00188486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian Structural Eng Conference Proceedings
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM