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    Shawnee, PA

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    Considering A Career

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    7 years, 5 months ago

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Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Causes of Shipment Delays

Errol's got it right: we're trying to figure out time in transit.

Do most drivers keep the same truck for different shipments? Keeping driving pattern records by truck might be doable.

Thanks for your input!

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Causes of Shipment Delays

This is, admittedly, a bit off-topic. I've never driven anything with more than four wheels. I'm not training to be a driver, but I do have a few questions about the industry.

I'm making software for delivery recipients that collects the hourly GPS logs from trucks and estimates when the delivery will arrive. The idea's to coordinate things better; we're trying to minimize wasted time drivers spend waiting at customers.

We have a solid algorithm - trucking is generally reliable - but we're having trouble predicting occasional delays. On, say, a 1- or 2- day run, what would delay a load on the scale of hours? We can get weather and traffic data, but what else is there? How could we predict delays? Any knowledge, experience, or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Also, how would drivers feel about software like this?

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