ABSTRACT

Trucking in the Age of Information provides a comprehensive overview of the contemporary trucking industry. Prior research on trucking has focused on the effects of deregulation on the industry, but the industry's current transformation is driven by information technology, emerging business strategies, globalization of commodity production and the rise of package express and logistics. The volume brings together acknowledged and emerging scholars of the industry including Thomas Corsi (University of Maryland), Chelsea White III (Georgia Tech), Starr McMullen (Oregon State University), Will Mitchell (Duke University), Jeff Liker (University of Michigan), Francine LaFontaine (University of Michigan), Kristen Monaco (California State University at Long Beach) and Michael Conyngham (International Brotherhood of Teamsters) to address issues including technological change, third party logistics, lean trucking, driver safety and health, homeland security and the consolidation of trucking services. Each chapter provides an overview of industry issues and a discussion of current research.

chapter 1|19 pages

The Evolution of the U.S. Motor Carrier Industry

ByΒ. Starr McMullen

chapter 2|22 pages

The Truckload Carrier Industry Segment

ByThomas M. Corsi

chapter 3|33 pages

Less-Than-Truckload Motor Carriers: A Story of Diversity and Change

ByPeter F. Swan, Stephen V. Burks

chapter 4|24 pages

The Package Express Industry: A Historical and Current Perspective

ByLeslie S. Hough, Maciek Nowak

chapter 5|25 pages

Logistics Service Providers

ByC. John Langley

chapter 7|35 pages

Technology in Trucking

ByAnuradha Nagarajan, Enrique Canessa, Maciek Nowak, Will Mitchell, Chelsea C. White

chapter 8|29 pages

Truck Drivers in the Age of Information: Transformation without Gain

ByDale L. Belman, Francine Lafontaine, Kristen A. Monaco

chapter 9|33 pages

Just-in-Time and Trucking Logistics: The Lean Learning Enterprise

ByJennifer Ν. Karlin, Jeffrey Κ. Liker

chapter 10|21 pages

Truck Safety in the Age of Information

ByLee Husting, Elyce A. Biddle

chapter 11|23 pages

Future Truck Drivers: Where will they Come From, Why would they Take the Job?

ByMichael E. Conyngham