Enabling On-line Logistics Services Auction Platform (OLSAP): Optimal Eco-Routing Strategies

The rapid advances in mobile and ubiquitous computing are opening opportunities to an envisioned On-line Logistics Service Auction Platform (OLSAP). Simply speaking, OLSAP is an e-bay like online auctioning system that allows shippers and carriers to match the demand and service dynamically anytime and anywhere through real-time online auction. The technical core of OLSAP is an eco-routing/re-routing tool, which evaluates potential orders for profitability during bidding and enables on-the-go cargo consolidation, i.e., integrating the new order(s) into the pre-scheduled pickups/deliveries, during re-routing. The proposed research will formulate and solve this online eco-routing problem that minimizes both travel time and fuel cost as a function of both vehicle speed and load distribution on the route. This research will make useful scientific contribution to the VRP literature. The product of this research, i.e., an eco-routing algorithm which enables on-the-go cargo consolidation service, provides the technical core for future goods delivery e-markets such as OLSAP.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $111009.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Illinois, Chicago

    College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
    412 South Peoria Street, MC348
    Chicago, IL  United States  60607-7065
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lin, Jane

  • Start Date: 20140816
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150815
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38281

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01547325
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0020
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 6 2014 1:00AM