In my last blog post, I explained how consolidating orders to create routing and scheduling plans is much more complicated than widely assumed.
So complicated, in fact, that doing the calculations manually often results in costly errors.
That’s why automating the process makes a lot of sense.
Still, some freight managers understandably find it difficult to accept that paying for an automated version of such a routine operation saves money and improves customer service.
A Better Approach for Calculating LTL Carbon Emissions
Truckload emission calculations have been used for some time to offer a rough estimate for less than truckload (LTL) emissions. Researchers at MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) collaborated with C.H. Robinson; TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson; and a national LTL carrier to investigate how accurate those estimations were and to develop more accurate models for estimating LTL carbon emissions.
As part of the research, an easy to use formula was derived from the new models which can immediately be implemented. Read More…