In Scandinavia, vehicles equipped with a GPS-based tracking system and on-board monitoring systems were able to reduce wasted mileage and emissions in southern and central Sweden, and increase freight movement by 15 percent.

May/June 1997

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Bilspedition Transport & Logistics (BTL) of Scandinavia is using GPS-based tracking of vehicles in combination with remotely-accessed on-board computers to raise the productivity of its fleet operations in southern and central Sweden. Since the system has been in place (1994-1997) it has cut wasted mileage and emissions, and brought a 15 percent increase in freight carried.


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Tracking Trucks

Author: Bunting, Alan

Published By: ITS: Intelligent Transport Systems

Source Date: May/June 1997


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automated vehicle location, computer aided dispatch, automatic vehicle locator, AVL, CAD, AVL/CAD

Benefit ID: 2000-00072