Hub-based truck platooning: Potentials and profitability

Rune Larsen*, Jeppe Rich, Thomas Kjær Rasmussen

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This paper presents a model for optimising truck platoons formed at a platooning hub. Different planning and dispatching strategies, from static to dynamic, are investigated with respect to profitability and fuel savings across a range of input variables. The problem is solved using a dynamic programming based local search heuristic. As a case study, a virtual platooning hub close to the German Elb Tunnel is examined using data from a large European transport network model. It is concluded that profitability crucially depends on; (i)dynamic outlook and (ii)if chauffeurs are allowed to rest while driving in platoons.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Pages (from-to)249-264
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Discrete event simulation
  • Logistic optimisation
  • Logistic planning
  • Truck platooning


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