Accession Number:

ADA276009

Title:

Computerized Vehicle Routing Programs and Their Effect on Vehicle Utilization in the Air Force

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

118.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study is to determine if a commercial computerized vehicle routing program improves vehicle utilization for an Air Force base transportation organization. First, the researchers investigate current routing procedures of Air Force base transportation organizations. Second, researchers identify a commercial computerized vehicle routing program that enables the authors to conduct a comparison of vehicle utilization rates between an Air Force base transportation organization and commercial computerized vehicle routing programs. The study reveals that implementing a computerized vehicle routing program in place of a manual routing procedure does not improve vehicle utilization. However, the study reveals some limitations that may affect the outcome. The study also provides suggestions for further research of vehicle routing programs in military applications. Transportation, Vehicle, Routing, Computer Programs

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE