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Business Practices and Digital Applications in the Transformation of Transportation Industries: Trains and Trucks

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 1: How Computers Changed the Work of American Manufacturing, Transportation, and Retail Industries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165883
eISBN:
9780199789672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter describes how computers were introduced into two transportation industries: railroad and trucking, describing also the use of computers in these. It discusses applications, how work ... More


How Trucking Services Have Improved and May Contribute to Economic Development: The Case of East Africa

Charles Kunaka, Gaël Raballand, and Mike Fitzmaurice

in Industries without Smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa Reconsidered

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198821885
eISBN:
9780191861017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821885.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In East Africa, there have been numerous concerns over logistics efficiency. Among them, a slow pace of regional integration of the trucking industry is perceived as a major problem. This chapter ... More


Using Behavioral Economic Field Experiments at a Firm: The Context and Design of the Truckers and Turnover Project

Stephen V. Burks, Jeffrey Carpenter, Lorenz Götte, Kristen Monaco, Kay Porter, and Aldo Rustichini

in The Analysis of Firms and Employees: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226042879
eISBN:
9780226042893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042893.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The Truckers and Turnover Project is a statistical case study of a single large trucking firm and its driver employees. The cooperating firm operates in the largest segment of the for-hire trucking ... More


Resisting the Port: Activism in Separate Spheres

Scott L. Cummings

in Blue and Green: The Drive for Justice at America's Port

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262036986
eISBN:
9780262343213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036986.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter charts the origins of the campaign for clean trucks, showing how activism around port expansion at the community level became intertwined with environmental challenges to pollution and ... More


Stopping: Getting Loaded: Customers, Shippers, Receivers

Anne Balay

in Semi Queer: Stories of Trans, Gay, and Black Truck Drivers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469647098
eISBN:
9781469647111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647098.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The places where truckers deliver their loads and get new ones are isolated and often dangerous. Since truckers are just moving through, they sometimes escape these dangers, but sometimes they are ... More


Economic Turbulence: What, Who, and How Much?

Clair Brown

in Economic Turbulence: Is a Volatile Economy Good for America?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226076324
eISBN:
9780226076348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226076348.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter provides an overview of the amount of economic turbulence in the economy. A set of newly available facts about turbulence is also presented. The deregulation of the trucking industry ... More


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