The Driver Initiative

The Driver Initiative looks to uncover new insights and identify specific opportunities to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of life of American over-the-road truck drivers through an analysis of individual driver actions and behavior using ELD and other related data

Freight Rate Impacts & Influences

This continuing project examines how truckload transportation rates are impacted by different policies, procedures, and network characteristics. Various econometric techniques were employed to quantify these impacts. Additionally, the projects uncovered actions that both shippers and carriers can take to reduce overall transportation cost.

Forecasting Freight Transportation Rates

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center welcomed Chris Caplice, PhD, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL), as the second speaker in the Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive...

Future Freight Flows

The future rarely moves in predictable, incremental ways. Often seemingly small changes in technology, demographics, regulations, economics, or a myriad of other factors have dramatic and unintended impacts on how companies source, manufacture, distribute and operate in general. These non-linear impacts are very difficult to predict using traditional forecasting methods and techniques since they, by definition, do not follow any historical patterns.