A fuzzy model for determining the justifiability of investing in a road freight vehicle fleet

  • Gordan Stojić Faculty of Technical Science, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Siniša Sremac Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad
  • Igor Vasiljković Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad
Keywords: fuzzy logic, road freight transport, vehicle fleet, fleet sizing, investments


A road freight vehicle fleet represents the basic means for the work of a transport company, for which reason it is the most important element of its business doing. Its work directly influences the volume of the income from and costs of business operations of a transport company. The correct sizing and management of the road freight vehicle fleet is of essential significance to the cost-effectiveness of the enterprise and the satisfaction of demands for transporting. The defining of a road freight vehicle fleet and the selection of the vehicles that it will consist of are a complex problem, which should be approached from several aspects.     

In the paper, a fuzzy model for determining the justifiability of investing in the renewal of a truck road freight vehicle fleet and the assessment of the time period needed for return on such investment is presented. The forecasts of the expected volume of transport, i.e. income from transport, have been made on the routes with constant flows of freight for the realistic pessimistic and optimistic variants for the recommended period of the exploitation of a vehicle.


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How to Cite
Stojić, G., Sremac, S., & Vasiljković, I. (2018). A fuzzy model for determining the justifiability of investing in a road freight vehicle fleet. Operational Research in Engineering Sciences: Theory and Applications, 1(1), 62-75. Retrieved from http://www.oresta.org/index.php/oresta/article/view/6