The stochastic bid generation problem in combinatorial transportation auctions

Chefi Triki*, Simona Oprea, Patriza Beraldi, Teodor Gabriel Crainic

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In this paper, we deal with the generation of bundles of loads to be submitted by carriers participating in combinatorial auctions in the context of long-haul full truckload transportation services. We develop a probabilistic optimization model that integrates the bid generation and pricing problems together with the routing of the carrier's fleet. We propose two heuristic procedures that enable us to solve models with up to 400 auctioned loads.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)991-999
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2014


  • Auctions/bidding
  • Probabilistic constraints
  • Truckload procurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management


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