Defining and evaluating freight performance metrics using GPS data

Authors
Richardson, Eric Samuel
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Ban, Xuegang
Holguín-Veras, José
Wang, Xiaokun (Cara)
Issue Date
2013-08
Keywords
Transportation engineering
Degree
MS
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Abstract
Many previous efforts have been made to use global positioning system (GPS) data gathered from mobile units to measure freight network performance. While the majority of these previous works were instrumental in establishing the technical reliability of GPS information and using that information to measure basic network performance, there have been fewer attempts to measure performance specific to freight networks, specifically to classify stops (i.e. stops for deliveries, unscheduled stops and traffic stops). In this master's thesis I will demonstrate my efforts to define new, freight-specific, performance measures and some of the advanced algorithms used to quantify the relevant data.
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August 2013
School of Engineering
Department
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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