New Technologies to Detect Trucks

We are developing a novel application of Lidar sensing technology. Our sensor detects trucks and identifies their body type.

Elementary School Outreach

Students from the Freight Transportation Research Data Lab host an after school workshop for 4th and 5th grade students that introduces them to traffic engineering, transportation planning, and road design.

Truck Parking

Our group applies new techniques to an old problem- truck parking. Truck parking can be hard to find causing driver frustration and unsafe situations. We seek ways to use new technologies to quantify the truck parking problem and provide mitigation solutions.

Summer Outreach with GirlTREC

Each summer we host a workshop at the MarTREC sponsored summer camp for middle school girls. We introduce future engineers to traffic engineering with interactive activities about roundabouts and traffic signals.

ITE Student Chapter Wins at MOVITE

Our ITE Student Chapter participated in three competitions at the Midwestern District and MOVITE Summer Meeting. They took first place in the design competition.

Welcome to the Freight Transportation Data Research Lab

The Freight Transportation Data Research Lab is a research group under the direction of Sarah Hernandez within the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Arkansas. Our group focuses on addressing freight transportation planning challenges for long range planning in the public sector. Research areas include: applications of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies to address freight data gaps, modeling approaches to fuse new and emerging freight data sources to support long range planning, and generation of freight performance measures to support public sector decision making.

Department of Civil Engineering 
4190 Bell Engineering Center
Fayetteville, AR 72701 
Phone: (479) 575-4954 
Fax: (479) 575-7168