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Improving the Sustainability of Truckload Transportation

In this virtual Q2 2022 Research Update and Discussion, approximately 70 friends of the FreightLab joined MIT CTL researchers to share experiences and insights related to “Improving the Sustainability of Truckload Transportation.” This off-the-record conversation offered both context for, and concern about, shippers’ and receivers’ readiness to be carbon net-zero by mid-century. 

Modeling Operational Flow Capacity and Evaluating Disaster Interventions for Downstream Fuel Distribution: A Conversation with PhD Candidate Shraddha Rana

We spoke with Shraddha about her forthcoming paper, “Modeling Operational Flow Capacity and Evaluating Disaster Interventions for Downstream Fuel Distribution”, which evaluates how the flow fuel in the downstream distribution network can be increased to avoid shortages in times of distress, such as in the aftermath of disasters.

FreightLab Book Review: “Sweatshops on Wheels”

BOOK REVIEWSweatshops on Wheels: Winners and Losers in Trucking DeregulationBy Michael BelzerOxford University Press (2000)Reviewed by David HC Correll Michael Belzer wants you to know two things about American trucking: (1) it hasn’t always been this way; and (2) it...