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Title:An Evaluation of the Impacts of ITS/CVO Technologies on Safety and the Associated Benefits Throughout the Supply Chain
Authors:Brenda Lantz
University:North Dakota State University
Publication Date:Aug 2000
Report #:MPC-01-117A
Project #:MPC-188
TRID #:00811888
Keywords:benefits, case studies, commercial vehicle operations, customers, evaluation, impacts, intelligent transportation systems, inventory, investments, literature reviews, motor carriers, supply chain management, technology, trucking, trucking safety
Type:Research Report – MPC Publications


This report contains a brief description of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and ITS technologies for Commercial Vehicle Operations (ITS/CVO). Second, it discusses previous literature regarding benefits of ITS/CVO for motor carriers, as well as managing the change due to technology. In addition, the possible use of transportation-inventory models as a method to examine benefits is explored. Finally, this methodology is illustrated with a case study analysis which reveals potential savings to both the company and their customers. Phase II of this project will involve data collection for a stratified random sample of carriers nationwide, and a subsequent detailed analysis for a wide variety of technologies and types of companies.

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