LTL I: A Trucking Simulation Game


  • George C. Jackson
  • Thomas McCleod


LTL is a hand scored, computer assisted game for teaching students the basics of managing a less than truckload (LTL) trucking operation. Students must develop an overall strategy by selecting the number and locations of terminals, the rates to be charged and the size and composition of their fleet of trucks. Once the company is established the students must operate their company on a day to day basis. Daily operations involve dispatching trucks to pickup and deliver freight moving between ten different markets. They will attempt to serve as much demand as possible while minimizing the miles traveled and maximizing the use of vehicle capacity.