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.
Last week, the FreightLab convened its first research update and discussion of 2022. The virtual session, entitled “What Works and What Doesn’t at Truckload Freight Appointments?” convened a group of 55 shippers, carriers, brokers, solutions vendors, and others to consider common problems in modern truckload pickup and delivery.
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.
James H. Thomas’s 1979 book The Long Haul: Truckers, Truck Stops & Trucking, published by Memphis State University Press, is mostly a snapshot in time. It’s a picture of the state of American truck drivers and their place in the culture at a precarious moment.
The latest Commercial Carrier Journal published an article titles, “Do carriers have short-term memories in tight freight markets?”, which sites FreightLab’s Angela Acocella research on trucking and shipper contracts