A Model to Assess Drivers' Performance Based on Fuel Economy

Jenny Díaz Ramírez, Jose Ignacio Huertas

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Fuel economy is one of the key performance indicators (KPI) for transportation and logistics companies, not only for efficiency purposes but also as an input for their drivers rewarding programs. We looked for fair KPIs to measure drivers’ performance that considers the more influential factors affecting fuel economy besides driver behavior. Based on multivariate statistical analyses of data from a large urban and interurban passenger Transport Company, we proposed a model to assess driver´s performance. This model allocates drivers in groups depending on three parameters: (a) the route, which represent the driving cycle; (b) the vehicle age, and (c) the vehicle brand, which represent both vehicle technology and weight. Within each group, fuel-economy exhibit a normal distribution. Drivers located within the upper extreme of the distribution are assessed as best drivers and nominated for the company-rewarding program, while those located in the lower extreme, are scheduled for maintenance of their vehicles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIISE Annual Conference and Expo 2019
EditorsH. E. Romeijn, A. Schaefer, R. Thomas
Place of Publication583731 p 677
PublisherIISE Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781713814092
ISBN (Print)978-0-9837624-8-5
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameIISE Annual Conference and Expo 2019

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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