HNU | Applied Research – DTM – Dynamic Truck Meeting
The goal of the DTM project was to develop a vendor-neutral standard for process and information-sharing to organise dynamic truck meetings with the aid of telematics and dispatch systems.
At truck meetings, two or more trucks exchange their loads (usually the entire trailer or a loaded swapbody) at a place to be specified, and then deliver the load of the other truck to its destination, usually close to their respective starting points or home bases. The requisite processes were put into a standard process model and can be supported by telematics and dispatch systems using the interface standards defined in the project. This enables dynamic truck meetings to be organised in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. Most of the planning for these dynamic truck meetings and requisite data-sharing between the haulage companies is carried out through their respective dispatching systems. The telematics systems are used both for communications between a haulage company's dispatching system and its own truck as well as for satellite navigation via GPS.
Project manager: Professor Dr. Oliver Kunze, Centre for Logistics in cooperation with regional companies
Running time: 2010 to 2012
Funding by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology