Date of Award
Master of Science
The availability of GPS technology has allowed for significant advances in the research of freight transportation. Current systems enable information to be gathered on an individualistic scale including informations such as speed, direction and location within feet of their actual location. Several agencies have begun the process of collection and archiving data into large databases to make access and continuity of the information readily available to researchers. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is contracted with freight companies to collect their truck GPS information and add it to a large database. This is one of the most extensive truck GPS databases available and is important to the furtherance of freight research. In order to fully utilize this "raw" data, algorithms need to be developed that will analyze and produce information on key performance measures that have been difficult to obtain otherwise.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Johnson, Zach, "Development of Freight Performance Measures using GPS Truck Data" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 825.