A Decision Support System for Optimal Depot and Fleet Management

Most departments of transportation (DOTs) have multiple maintenance depots or sheds to provide public services such as winter snow removal, roadway striping, mowing, and herbicide application. The location of these sites has typically been based on geographical dispersion to provide the best coverage from a distance perspective. Each depot has a fleet of trucks to cover an assigned service sector. The location of depots as well as the fleet assignment is usually determined by the managers and engineers based on their experience, not on scientific evaluation processes. This research proposes, through systems analysis, to design a decision support system that provides DOT decision makers with efficient management tools for depot location and fleet assignment operations.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    1617 Missouri Boulevard
    P.O. Box 270
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102

    Midwest Transportation Consortium

    Iowa State University
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
  • Performing Organizations:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Institute for Transportation Studies
    2711 S. Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8864

    University of Missouri, Columbia

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Columbia, MO  United States  65211
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jang, Wooseung

  • Start Date: 20070301
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20080228
  • Source Data: RiP Project 14344

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462808
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Midwest Transportation Consortium
  • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:10PM