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ITS for drayage operations can promote the efficient loading, unloading, sorting, and transfer of cargo by implementing automated systems and robotics to optimize limited dock and port space.


A short-haul freight movement planning tool reduced unproductive truck movements in Los Angeles saving 14 percent of drayage miles driven.(May 30, 2018)

Port of Oakland seaport technology program being deployed in California has an estimated benefit-to-cost ratio of 6.2 to 1.(01/29/2018)

Analyses of drayage optimization applications shows that the required logistics fleets can be reduced by 21 percent.(09/13/2013)

Potential cost savings of up to $13,500 annually were realized through implementation of an Electronic Freight Management System for various drayage services.(June 2012 )

A case study of one Electronic Freight Management system shows a 5 percent savings in container status tracking and 98 percent savings in dray invoicing.(June 2012 )

Analyses of drayage optimization applications show a reduced total travel time from Hong Kong to Columbus, OH, from 96 hours to 82 hours (14 percent) within the 6-month test period.(January/February 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)

In Chicago, a 2004 feasibility study indicated that automated truck-way technologies (automatic truck steering, speed, and platoon spacing control) would be economically feasible by 2015 assuming there was an increase in demand and lower relative costs for future deployments.(August 2004)

In Chicago, a feasibility study indicated that automated truck-way technologies (automatic truck steering, speed, and platoon spacing control) would save travel time and reduce fuel consumption.(August 2004)

Freight Information Real-Time System for Transport (FIRST): Evaluation Final Report(5 October 2003)

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