Freight Load Balancing And Efficiencies in Alternative Fuel Freight Modes

There are many inefficiencies in today’s freight system as a result of information constraints, lack of coordination across the supply chain, as well as institutional and organizational constraints. In addition, as zero-emission freight vehicles are developed, the performance of those vehicles will likely differ from traditional internal combustion engines for a period of time. In this project, the researchers will develop a methodology to reduce such inefficiencies by incorporating a centrally coordinated load balancing system. In the system, a central coordinator with access to information from all parties involved, including port terminals, trucking fleets and rail yards, will be responsible for achieving optimum load balancing strategies. The researchers will also investigate the impact of new technologies such as hybrid and zero-emission freight vehicles on load balancing and management. The research will aim to identify the best use of these trucks in combination with conventional trucks to achieve desired energy efficiency and reduction in criteria pollutants and greenhouse gases through simulation modeling.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $200000
  • Contract Numbers:

    SCAQMD 17278

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    South Coast Air Quality Management District

    21865 Copley Dr
    Diamond Bar, CALIFORNIA  United States  91765
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    METRANS Transportation Center

    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    METRANS Transportation Center

    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ioannou, Petros

    Dessouky, Maged

    Giuliano, Genevieve

  • Start Date: 20171103
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191102
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01659742
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: SCAQMD 17278
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 9 2018 4:51PM