Framework for Freight Truck Return-Trip Assignment System

Sumit Mishra, Vishal Singh, Devanjan Bhattacharya

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Optimization of freight logistics is crucial for economic development. Technology intrusion in logistics sector leads it to a new height. However, the major problem persists with freight trucks, either business-to-business (B2B) or owner-driver, is running back empty after they deliver their primary freight to destination. For enhancing earning, freight driver or managing company can leverage the use of an information system for finding out the customer in the return trip as well. Hence, in this paper, we first examine different aspects related to state of art and practice, for return trip truck appointment system. Further, we provided a modular framework for the system. The model of the system is so adapted that freight truck and customer, both behave as a resource to each other, equally likely so that ethics of trip-deal remain protected. The notification is generated according to involve intricacies like internet data connection fluctuation and driver illiteracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2018 Eleventh International Conference on Contemporary Computing (IC3)
EditorsKishore Kothapalli, Ilkay Altintas, Sanjay Goel, Srinivas Aluru, Sanjukta Bhowmick, Sushil Prasad, Vikas Saxena, Madhu Govindaraju, Steven Bogaerts, Ananth Kalyanaraman, Smruti Ranjan Sarangi, Debajyoti Bera, David Abramson
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538668351
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2018
Event11th International Conference on Contemporary Computing, IC3 2018 - Noida, India
Duration: 2 Aug 20184 Aug 2018


Conference11th International Conference on Contemporary Computing, IC3 2018


  • Collaborative transport
  • Empty return trips
  • Freight logistics
  • Freight truck allocation
  • Logistic information system


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