This project investigated methods on automating field data collection of materials. The method chosen and investigated was bar codes. The automated process requires material suppliers to produce delivery forms that can be recorded and tracked using bar codes. The report describes a system configuration that shows a conceptual process to electronically transfer materials information between the material supplier, trucking company, INDOT personnel and contractor. Other activities reported include survey results from other state transportation agencies, material suppliers, and concrete paving companies. Also, investigated was how to interface with SiteManager software. Recommendations described hardware options for using bar codes and industry reaction to using bar coded delivery tickets.

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materials delivery, automatic identification system, bar code, delivery tickets, SPR-3083

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Performing Organization

Joint Transportation Research Program

Publisher Place

West Lafayette, Indiana

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