Although most real-world vehicle routing problems are dynamic, the traditional methodological arsenal for this class of problems has been based on adaptations of static algorithms. Still, some important new methodological approaches have recently emerged. In addition, computer-based technologies such as electronic data interchange (EDI), geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), and intelligent vehicle-highway systems (IVHS) have significantly enhanced the possibilities for efficient dynamic routing and have opened interesting directions for new research. This paper examines the main issues in this rapidly growing area, and surveys recent results and other advances. The assessment of possible impact of new technologies and the distinction of dynamic problems vis-à-vis their static counterparts are given emphasis.