An Approximate Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Large-Scale Fleet Management: A Case Application

@article{Simo2009AnAD,
  title={An Approximate Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Large-Scale Fleet Management: A Case Application},
  author={Hugo P. Sim{\~a}o and Jeff Day and Abraham P. George and Ted Gifford and John Nienow and Warren B. Powell},
  journal={Transportation Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={43},
  pages={178-197}
}
We address the problem of developing a model to simulate at a high level of detail the movements of over 6,000 drivers for Schneider National, the largest truckload motor carrier in the United States. The goal of the model is not to obtain a better solution but rather to closely match a number of operational statistics. In addition to the need to capture a wide range of operational issues, the model had to match the performance of a highly skilled group of dispatchers, while also returning the… CONTINUE READING
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