Opportunities and Challenges in Freight Eco-Routing for Stakeholders Involved in Urban Freight

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Anmol Pahwa

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Miguel Jaller

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Abstract

Freight is fundamental to economic growth, however, the trucks that haul this freight are pollution intensive. While alternative fuel technologies could substantially reduce such freight-related externalities, transition to these alternative fuel delivery fleets has been slow. Yet, since the need to reduce these freight-related externalities is immediate, it is imperative to account for such externalities in carriers’ decision-making in the form of eco-routing. To this end, the authors explore A) private impacts from a single carrier eco-routing its fleet - using a point-to-point routing tool, and B) system-wide impacts from network-wide freight eco-routing - using multi-class Traffic Assignment by Paired Alternative Segments (mTAPAS) algorithm developed in this work. With this, the study showcases the opportunities associated with freight eco-routing in reducing externalities across southern California, however, the authors also highlight the challenges involved, including a current lack of monetary incentive for stakeholders to account for such externalities in their decision-making.

Keywords: eco-routing, geofencing, point-to-point routing, multi-class traffic assignment, TAPAS

Suggested Citation

Pahwa, Anmol and Jaller, Miguel, Opportunities and Challenges in Freight Eco-Routing for Stakeholders Involved in Urban Freight. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4254668 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4254668

Anmol Pahwa

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Miguel Jaller (Contact Author)

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