Planning of Truck Platoons: A Literature Review and Directions for Future Research

46 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2017 Last revised: 21 Sep 2017

See all articles by Anirudh Kishore Bhoopalam

Anirudh Kishore Bhoopalam

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM); Erasmus Univeristy Rotterdam School of Management

Niels Agatz

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

Rob Zuidwijk

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Date Written: June 17, 2017

Abstract

A truck platoon is a set of virtually linked trucks that drive closely behind one another using automated driving technology. Benefits of truck platooning include cost savings, reduced emissions, and more efficient utilization of road capacity. To fully reap these benefits in the initial phases requires careful planning of platoons based on trucks’ itineraries and time schedules. This paper provides a framework to classify various new transportation planning problems that arise in truck platooning, surveys relevant operations research models for these problems in the literature and identifies directions for future research.

Keywords: Truck platooning, Optimization, Transportation, Automated driving, Review paper

Suggested Citation

Kishore Bhoopalam, Anirudh and Agatz, Niels A.H. and Zuidwijk, Rob A., Planning of Truck Platoons: A Literature Review and Directions for Future Research (June 17, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2988195 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2988195

Anirudh Kishore Bhoopalam (Contact Author)

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) ( email )

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Erasmus Univeristy Rotterdam School of Management ( email )

Niels A.H. Agatz

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) ( email )

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Rob A. Zuidwijk

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) ( email )

P.O. Box 1738
Room T08-21
3000 DR Rotterdam, 3000 DR
Netherlands

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

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