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Overview of computer-based models applicable to freight car utilization

Laura Baker

Overview of computer-based models applicable to freight car utilization

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Published by The Department, National Technical Information Service [distributor in Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
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  • Railroads -- United States -- Management -- Mathematical models.,
  • Railroads -- United States -- Freight-cars -- Mathematical models.

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    StatementLaura Baker ; prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administation, Policy and Program Development.
    ContributionsUnited States. Federal Railroad Administration. Office of Policy and Program Development., Transportation Systems Center.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17544195M

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Get this from a library. Overview of computer-based models applicable to freight car utilization. [Laura Baker; United States. Federal Railroad Administration. Office of Policy and Program Development.; Transportation Systems Center.]. Overview of Computer Based Models Applicable to Freight Car Utilization.

Report prepared for US Department of Transportation, NTIS, Sprinfield VA, USA. Google ScholarCited by: Empty Freight Car Distribution at Swedish Railways — Analysis and Optimization Modeling.

PhD thesis, Division of Optimization, Department of Mathematics, University of Cited by: A network approximation to this model is presented and a solution procedure proposed. The convergence behavior of the solution procedure and the potential consequences of using simpler models to solve the fleet sizing and vehicle allocation problem are illustrated using several hypothetical problems.

FREIGHT CAR UTILIZATION AND RAILROAD RELIABILITY: AN ASSIGNED FLEET MODEL. STUDIES IN RAILROAD OPERATIONS AND ECONOMICS. VOLUME This report presents a simulation model that can be used to evaluate the relative impacts of various shipper and railroad actions to improve the performance of assigned : R J Assarabowski.

Locomotives have changed from steam to diesel electric along with the weight of railway freight car loads and equipment. While future freight equipment weights will be limited by economics associated with railway infrastructure, maintenance, and renewal, it is most likely that train shipments and axle loads will increase.

Guelat, J., Florian, M., and T.G. Crainic () A multimodal multiproduct network assignment model for strategic planning of freight flows.

Transportation Science 25– Hancock, K. and Sreekanth, A. () Conversion of weight of freight to number of rail cars. can be used to develop heuristic mixing models. Introduction An astonishing 24% of all freight vehicles in the European Union (EU) run empty according to a study by the World Economic Forum ().

The average load factor for the remaining vehicles is only about 57%, resulting in just 43% overall efficiency for European trucks. Freight Transport Intensity: amount of GDP generated per tonne-km Source: Havenga and Simpson, Freight transport intensity is a performance metric that few governments have tried to manipulate.

Broader economic policy affects the GDP denominator in the intensity ratio, but governments seldom try. Model freight car standards I want to summarize my standards for freight cars in my fleet. Although I divide these into mainline and branchline cars, meaning cars which are or are not of sufficient quality (accuracy and detail) to withstand scrutiny when stationary or in switching moves, there are some basic standards applied to all.

Hautzinger () shows that the NVE model implies that the difference between the flow of freight vehicles (z ij and z ji) is a function of the difference between the commodity flows (m ij and m ji).According to Hautzinger (), this is a problem because the empirical evidence suggests that even in cases of extreme differences in the commodity flows the total vehicle flows tend to be equal.

MANUAL OF CAR UTILIZATION PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES. FREIGHT CAR UTILIZATION RESEARCH-DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. The manual presents practices and procedures currently employed by American railroads to control and improve car utilization. The manual is a product of Task 1 of the Freight Car Utilization Research and Demonstration Program.

transportation models. Yusen Logistics manages these elements with a focus on developing strong relationships with customers to ensure long-term success for their transportation program. Supply Chain Management is the integration of our main services of Freight Forwarding and.

Network optimizations typically are used to calculate optimal distribution for a rail system's empty freight cars based on the railroad's car distribution rules and goals. The description of each model includes its history, design approach, fundamental logic, unusual features, hardware and software specifications, and its extent of application.

DOMESTIC FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION. EFFECTS ON THE GENERAL PUBLIC: – February Executive Summary 1 factors for are restated to reflect the utilization of the latest EPA model (MOVES), which is the model that was used to calculate the factors.

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Freight Transportation Planning and Logistics AMELIA REGAN, University of California, Irvine JOSE HOLGUIN-VERAS, City College of New York GARLAND CHOW, University of British Columbia MILES H.

SONSTEGAARD, University of Arkansas A well-functioning freight transportation system is an essential element in any successful economy. Improving model freight car trucks I wrote, a few years ago, a three-part series of blog posts about trucks for model freight cars, emphasizing what often needs to be corrected in such trucks, and also wrote a full article on the topic for Model Railroad Hobbyist (the issue for September ); you can download that issue for free, or read it.

A mathematical modeling approach to improving locomotive utilization at a freight railroad Article in Omega 35(5) October with Reads How we measure 'reads'. Trnnspn Res. V'ol. 10, pp. M Pergamon Press Primed in Great Britain TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS: A PERSONAL VIEW MARVIN L.

MANHEIM Department of Civil Engineering and Center for Transportation Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MAU.S.A. THE FIELD TODAY In the last 10 years, the field of transportation systems analysis has emerged. Truck Costing Model for Transportation Managers Mark Berwick Factors affecting costs in the trucking industry include economies of size, economies of utilization, and the makeup of variable and fixed costs.

Economies of size for small firms and owner/operators are minimal, and Truck Costing Model for Transportation Managers (MPC). process, and maintain records on each and every car movement. The local Agent might identify a car available locally, or the Car Distribution Department may need to find an appropriate car.

During the Regulated era the shippers typically had many choices of route from origin to destination. Even if the shipper was “captive”. It may be propelled by its own power or by means of a locomotive and run as a car in freight trains, being equipped with safety appliances.

The cubic capacity of shovels, in yards, can be indicated by figures after the classification letters. MWT - Tool and Block Car. A car used for the carrying all descriptions of tool equipment and blocking.

TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-CRR Freight Demand Modeling and Data Improvement documents the state of the practice for freight demand modeling. The report also explores the fundamental changes in freight modeling, and data and data collection that could help public and private sector decision-makers.

This report documents a study performed to identify and analyze twenty-two of the important computer-based models of railroad operations. The models are divided into three categories: network simulations, yard simulations, and network optimizations. From the point of view of the consumer, the basic unit of production is the car, which is classified by make (e.g., Chevrolet) and model (e.g., Malibu).

Thus, in terms of demand, the relevant unit of output is a specific automobile characterized by specific attributes (trim, air conditioning, power steering, etc.) within a given make or model. Freight car management systems-A new way out of the car utilization dilemma Abstract: Fourth generation computers allow for a great deal of exploitation by the railroad industry.

Capabilities exist for the computer to take on a role of virtually operating the railroad and executing a new philosophy of operation which addresses and emphasizes. FREIGHT SERVICE TYPES. STANDARD/ WEEKEND GUARANTEE Depending on the service level, a standard guarantee shipment is guaranteed to be delivered on the standard service day by p.m., Noon, a.m., a.m.

or within a one-hour window with a money-back guarantee. Many carriers. Essays on capacity utilization, vehicle choice, and networks in the trucking industry Abate, Megersa Abera Publication date: Document Version Publisher's PDF, also known as Version of record Link back to DTU Orbit Citation (APA): Abate, M.

Essays on capacity utilization, vehicle choice, and networks in the trucking industry. A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text.

Learn more DOI: All material, information, data, images or content on this website is subject to copyright or other applicable intellectual property laws and no part of it can be reproduced in any form (including paper or electronic form) without prior written consent and approval from IBEF.

Infringements are subject to prosecution under the applicable laws. Vehicle Utilization This indicator shows the extent to which vehicles are used, and must not be confused with are various measures of utilization; these include mileage or hours (kilometers per vehicle per period or operational hours/days per vehicle per period); analysis of days or hours of operation as a percentage of total available time; or the number of vehicles.

The aim of this Transportation Best Practices manual is to offer practical guidance to any business operator or individual considering the transportation of commercial commodities. While this Transportation Best Practices Manual was developed with the international trader in mind, its concepts apply equally to anyone moving goods to and.

Educational technology is a field of study that investigates the process of analyzing, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating the instructional environment and learning materials in order to improve teaching and learning.

Dynamic network flow models describe network-structured, decision-making problems over time. They are of interest because of their numerous applications and intriguing dynamic structure. The dynamic models are specially structured problems that can be solved with known general methods.

However, specialized techniques have been developed to exploit the underlying dynamic structure. freight car utilization and railroad reliability: case studies Freight car utilization and service reliability have become increasingly important issues for the railroading industry.

Rapidly rising costs of new equipment and increased interest rates have combined to force the railroads to look towards improved utilization as a means of reducing.

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that over a phase of freight traffic they move in the same direction. Load in a Car, Carload Revenue Freight, First Quarter —Fourth Quarter (tons originated per car originated) The tons-per-car ratio is presumably related more closely to fluctuations in carload tonnage originated than to those in other measures of freight traffic.

The Freight Model Improvement Program is a collaborative effort of the transportation research community, technology vendors, consultants, and public agencies to improve the state-of-the-art and the state-of-the-practice in freight-demand models and their application to transportation policy and planning in federal, state, and local governments.

This paper will examine some current research issues in North American rail transport operations and some on-going and anticipated research activities related to those issues.

The specific research activities examined were selected to illustrate some issues associated with research priorities, approach, data requirements and analytic methodology. Illustrated Treasury of Modern Freight Cars of North America Paperback – January 1, See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Paperback, January 1, "Please retry" $ — $ Paperback $ 8 Format: Paperback. Capacity utilization analysis is a critical factor in determining both long-term contract freight rates & short-term spot rates for fully cellular vessels.Freight Transportation Modes: 5 Factors There are four key modes of freight transportation available for the movement of goods across Australia: aviation, maritime, rail and road.

Each transportation mode affects operational and logistical decisions, and each mode’s performance is influenced by variables such as distance, topography.