Freight Traffic Analytics from National Truck GPS Data in Thailand

Nattaphon Chankaew, Agachai Sumalee, Siripirote Treerapot, Thanunchai Threepak, H. W. Ho, William H.K. Lam

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Recently, demand of freight transport increases tremendously and cause serious impacts on traffic congestion and air quality. In 2015, The Department of Land Transport of Thailand has introduced a project named "Nationwide Confidence with GPS Onboard" to install GPS tracking system on all trucks in Thailand. This project provides new sources of data in analyzing the freight-related traffics and designing remedial measures for freight-related issues. This paper aims to demonstrate the use of GPS data in determining truck activities, estimating truck origin-destination matrix and estimating the flow of different commodities. Thailand is used as a case study to demonstrate the results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-130
Number of pages8
JournalTransportation Research Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event6th International Symposium of Transport Simulation, ISTS 2018 and the 5th International Workshop on Traffic Data Collection and its Standardization, IWTDCS 2018 - Matsuyama, Japan
Duration: 6 Aug 20188 Aug 2018


  • commodity flows
  • freight origin-destination matrix
  • global positioning system data
  • Truck activities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation


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