Jobs and Automated Freight: How Automated Vehicles Affect the Freight Industry and What to Do About It

This white paper project will develop several scenarios to assess possible impacts of automation in the freight sector, including changes in business models, job opportunities, and skill needs, as well as the potential employment effects of sector-wide growth due to cheaper freight. The project will include a historical assessment of past examples of labor automation, identifying policy solutions that have helped transition workers within and outside of the freight sector. The research team will assess what freight subsectors are most vulnerable to job losses from automation, and will build several scenarios for envisioning freight labor markets through 2045. Finally, the research team will assess how policy solutions might aid in worker transitions within and outside of the freight industry and how these solutions may affect the scenarios.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $33924
  • Contract Numbers:

    Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 046

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616
  • Principal Investigators:

    Brown, Austin

    Jaller, Miguel

  • Start Date: 20201001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01752492
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 046
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 21 2020 12:18PM