C. M. Meyer

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In practice, apart from the problem of vehicle routing, schedulers also face the problem of finding feasible driver schedules complying with complex restrictions on drivers' driving and working hours. To address this complex interdependent problem of vehicle routing and break scheduling, we propose a dynamic programming approach for the vehicle routing(More)
In practice, apart from the problem of vehicle routing, schedulers also face the problem of finding feasible driver schedules complying with complex restrictions on drivers' driving and working hours. To address this complex interdependent problem of vehicle routing and break scheduling, we propose a restricted dynamic programming heuristic for the vehicle(More)
The problem of combined vehicle routing and break scheduling comprises three subproblems: clustering of customer requests, routing of vehicles, and break scheduling. In practice, these subproblems are usually solved in the interaction between planners and drivers. We consider the case that the planner performs the clustering and the drivers perform the(More)
In this paper the new EC Regulation No 561/2006 and related regulations on drivers' working hours as well as their influence on vehicle routing will be discussed. Therefore all rules of the regulation affecting vehicle routing are presented and classified according to the different but interconnected time horizons they refer to. Essential consequences of(More)
This paper analyses the planning problem of including breaks and rest periods in vehicle routes and schedules from a conceptual point of view. The relevant legal restrictions for drivers' driving and working hours are presented and their impact on vehicle routing is shown. Consequently the overall pla n-ning problem is decomposed into three subproblems:(More)
In practice, apart from the problem of vehicle routing, schedulers also face the problem of finding feasible driver schedules complying with complex restrictions on drivers' driving and working hours. To address this complex interdependent problem of vehicle routing and break scheduling, we propose a restricted dynamic programming heuristic for the vehicle(More)
We analyze the problem of combined vehicle routing and break scheduling from a distributed decision making perspective. The problem of combined vehicle routing and break scheduling can be defined as the problem of finding vehicle routes to serve a set of customers such that a cost criterion is minimized and legal rules on driving and working hours are(More)
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