Transport Unit Identifier (TUID) – 2021

My previous investigations into the problem of trucking “phantom data” led to a proposal for an industry-standard Transport Unit ID (TUID). As a conversation starter, I proposed a simple method by which any shipper could create an ID that was extremely unlikely to conflict with those created by other shippers. The TUID idea, in turn, has led to many interesting possibilities to improve cooperation and interoperability among trucking industry stakeholders.