Random vehicle dispatching with options and optimal fleet size

Dror Zuckerman, Charles S. Tapiero

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A dispatching problem with random availability of vehicles and options to send rented vehicles is considered. We assume passenger arrivals to be described by a pure-birth process. Such a problem is analytically attractive and is shown to have practical applications in vehicle dispatching models. An average cost criterion is used to determine firm's fleet size and option (renting) strategy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-368
Number of pages8
JournalTransportation Research Part B: Methodological
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation

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