|Date:||Wed, February 27, 2013|
|Place:||Research I Seminar Room|
Abstract: Driver fatigue is internationally recognized as a significant factor in approximately 15 to 20% of commercial road transport crashes. In their efforts to increase road safety and improve working conditions of truck drivers, governments worldwide are enforcing stricter limits on the amount of working and driving time without rest. This presentation shows how these regulations can be modelled and describes an effective optimization algorithm for optimising vehicle routes considering these regulations. The impact of different hours of service regulations is assessed through computational experiments conducted for hours of service regulations in the United States, Canada, the European Union, and Australia and an international assessment of the impact of different rules on transportation costs and accident risks is given.