Constructing a Transportation Service Platform through Integrating GPS and Optimized Dispatching Mechanism
The complexity of transportation services expands to a service-oriented transportation framework. Generally, transportation vehicles often return as deadheads after they complete their linehauls, utilizing only 50 % of the transportation capacity. Backhaul is a strategy used by freight forwarders that offers shipping to different customers while increasing profits on return trips. Through the dispatching of joint service platform, this study can use GPS and portable mobile devices, geographic information systems, and on-board unit. The idea of backhauls was utilized to maximize transportation efficiency.
H. E. Chueh et al., "Constructing a Transportation Service Platform through Integrating GPS and Optimized Dispatching Mechanism", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 314-316, pp. 2060-2063, 2011