Carrier collaboration with endogenous fleets and load factors when networks are complementary

Achim Ingo Czerny, Vincent A.C. van den Berg, Erik T. Verhoef

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Abstract

The model features complementary networks, scheduling, price elastic demands, and demand uncertainty. For the case of a given number of vehicles, the analysis shows that carrier collaboration increases vehicle sizes (thus, fleet capacity) if marginal seat costs are low while fleet capacity remains unchanged if marginal seat costs are high. If both vehicle sizes and vehicle numbers can be varied, then collaboration will always increase vehicle numbers and fleet capacity, while the effects on vehicle sizes and, thus, also load factors, are ambiguous and therewith hard to predict. Numerical simulations indicate that collaboration increases expected load factors also when the number of vehicles is endogenous.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-297
Number of pages13
JournalTransportation Research Part B: Methodological
Volume94
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Fleet capacity
  • Load factors
  • Scheduling
  • Uncertainty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation

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