Understanding the Effects of Automated Truck Platooning on Workforce in Kansas

Automated vehicles are expected to affect various segments of the US workforce. The trucking industry is moving towards adopting automated trucks to improve delivery times and safety of their employees and improve efficiency of the truck freight movements. However, the exact impact of vehicle automation and truck platooning in the truck workforce is not known to date. Therefore, the objective of this study is to investigation the expected impacts of truck automation in the trucking industry of Kansas and offer recommendations to the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) administration with respect to alleviating any negative impacts of truck automation.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $55000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kansas Department of Transportation

      Eisenhower State Office Building
      700 SW Harrison Street
      Topeka, KS  United States  66603-3754
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kansas Center for Research, Incorporated

      2291 Irving Hill Drive, Campus West
      Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
    • Principal Investigators:

      Kondyli, Alexandra

      Schrock, Steven

    • Start Date: 20220801
    • Expected Completion Date: 20231130
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01857993
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Kansas Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: KU-23-2, RE-0854-01, C2210
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 20 2022 11:23AM