"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.
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Dale L. Belman is a Professor of Labour and Industrial Relations at Michigan State University, USA. He is an Associate Director of the Sloan Foundation Trucking Industry Program and directed a survey of over-the-road drivers for the Trucking Industry Program. His work on trucking has appeared in Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Transportation Labor Issues and Regulation and Applied Economic Letters. Chelsea C. White III is the Schneider National Chair of Transportation and Logistics at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, the Director of the Trucking Industry Program, which is part of the Sloan Industry Study Center Network, and the Executive Director of The Logistics Institute (TLI). He is a director of ITS America and of CNF, Inc. His most recent research interests include analyzing the role of real-time information and enabling information technology for improved logistics and, more generally, supply chain productivity and risk, with special focus on the US trucking industry.
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