Truck Activity Analysis Using GPS Data

The primary objective of this study is to determine how truck global positioning system (GPS) data will be used to analyze statewide freight flow patterns in Arkansas. The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) is currently involved in developing a State Freight Plan. For the plan, the AHTD consulted with Cambridge Systematics to conduct a freight bottleneck analysis using American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) GPS data. The proposed project will expand the initial analysis by using a more comprehensive sample that covers all four seasons and by exploring the representativeness of the GPS data sample in Arkansas. Additionally, the proposed work will investigate methods to integrate the GPS data into the Arkansas Statistical Time-division Multiplexing (AR STDM) and explore special applications such as truck parking issues, intermodal connector usage, and geographic truck sheds of ports and intermodal terminals.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $229993
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Arkansas Department of Transportation

      P.O. Box 2261
      Little Rock, AR  United States  72203
    • Project Managers:

      McKenney, Christopher

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

      Board of Trustees
      Fayetteville, AR  United States 
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hernandez, Sarah

    • Start Date: 20160701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01640899
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Arkansas Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: TRC1702
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 12 2017 11:25AM