Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Tracking of truck flows for drayage efficiency analysis
by Lee, Byung K., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 75; 1603103
Abstract (Summary)

Inefficient port drayage causes high costs in addition to congestion and pollution. To identify the causes of inefficiency in port drayage, we developed a mobile application, which utilizes a Global Point System (GPS), Bluetooth and some driver inputs to track the manner in which the drays move, such as picking up a loaded container or delivering an empty one. A web application is used to receive data from the mobile devices, interprets the data to determine whether or not the data points are in or out of range of port terminals, stores the data in a database and provides visualization of point locations on Google Maps. The collected data are then analyzed in order to pinpoint any trouble areas, find the cause, and recommend solutions where appropriate. In this work, we describe the software development process in both the mobile and the web applications and report results of our analysis based on the collected data.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lam, Shui
Commitee: Hoffman, Michael, Morales Ponce, Oscar
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Computer Engineering and Computer Science
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Transportation planning, Computer science
Keywords: Drayage, Mobile, Trucking
Publication Number: 1603103
ISBN: 9781339205489
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