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Many of the services possible through arterial management systems are enabled by traffic surveillance and detection technologies, such as sensors or cameras, monitoring traffic flow. The surveillance and detection technologies used to monitor traffic flow in support of ITS applications can also be used to monitor key transportation facilities for security purposes.


Benefit-to-cost ratios for Electronic Freight Management (EFM) applications ranged from 1:1 to 7:1. Higher ratios were projected for companies with larger supply chains.(June 2012 )

An Electronic Freight Management system used to reduce inventory backorders, increase shipping container utilization, and facilitate customs paperwork had a benefit-to-cost ratio ranging from 2.75 to 3.64.(24 June 2009)

Evaluation data collected from the Freight Information Real-time System (FIRST) for Transport project estimated that savings per drayage trip to an ocean terminal would range from $21.36 to $247.57.(June 2005)

Electronic supply chain manifest systems reduce the amount of time and paperwork required to transfer loads, and can improve operational efficiencies for shippers/receivers, trucking companies, and air cargo carriers.(December 2002)

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