Researchers at the University of Illinois contend that using real-time data collected by the U.S. Department of Transportation could help fleets save billions of dollars a year by avoiding congestion.
The university is working with the Iowa Department of Transportation to identify ways that fleets can increase productivity and improve safety. In doing so, they have determined that leveraging big data could play a pivotal role.
“The DOT has a lot of real-time data on the operating conditions of state highways and secondary roads, and it wants to make sure the data is of value to carriers,” said Dave Cantor, an associate professor of supply chain management at Iowa State. “With this data and information, we can improve on-time delivery performance, safe delivery of the freight and minimize idle time.” Click here to read more.