A Literature Survey for Hazardous Materials Transportation

Yılmaz Z., Erol S.

in: Using Decision Support Systems for Transportation Planning Efficiency, , Editor, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, pp.371-393, 2015

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Page Numbers: pp.371-393
  • Editors: , Editor
  • TED University Affiliated: No


Transportation has the greatest importance in logistics. The main focus for the carriers is the cost of transportation. Transportation of hazardous materials (hazmat) is a special kind of transportation due to freight transported. Causalities due to the accidents caused by vehicles that are carrying hazardous materials will be intolerable. For hazmat transportation, in addition to transport costs, risk of transporting hazmat also has to be considered. Many researchers studied on hazmat transportation problems in order to propose optimal solutions with respect to cost, risk, emergency response, facility location etc. In this study, a literature survey of articles about hazmat transportation was prepared. The articles published in refereed journal from 1973 to 2014 were taken into consideration. The articles were also classified according to their main focuses and hazmat type carried.