Research & Analytics
RSG’s freight models support agencies as they work to address the challenges associated with forecasting and integrating freight movement with transportation systems and project planning.
These models simulate the shipments of goods from buyers to suppliers and identify the type of distribution channel each shipment will likely use based on the complexity of the supply chain. RSG’s innovative methods are sensitive to pick-up and delivery systems of goods in metropolitan areas, and to trade-offs that suppliers make in determining the modes used to transport goods and any transfer facilities necessary along the way.
At the national scale, RSG has pioneered methods for supply chain and tour-based freight models with firm and establishment synthesis, carrier choice, and backhaul and consolidation models.
RSG developed valley-wide and county-level goods movement model improvements for the eight San Joaquin Valley county agencies as part of the San Joaquin Valley Model Improvement Program (MIP). The goods movement modeling improvements included updating…