University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

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Topics: Transportation/Logistics

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Has the ELD Mandate Affected Trucking Prices?

Researchers have long recognized that trucking spot market prices affect contract prices. The typical one-year contract between a shipper and carrier is based on spot prices. Though one-time spot m…

October 20, 2020

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How Sustainability Affects Carrier Selection

As trucking carriers face public and governmental pressure to adopt sustainable practices, the decision to do so is made easier by a growing body of studies showing sustainability’s benefits

May 1, 2020

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Analyzing Trucking Firm Size

As a multibillion-dollar industry with a relatively low barrier of entry, the trucking industry consists of both giant firms and single-truck operations. A handful of large carriers each own thousa…

March 14, 2020

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Will Online Shoppers Pay for Upgraded Delivery?

Online shoppers value fast shipping, accurate tracking information, and undamaged deliveries. They perceive certain delivery carriers to be superior to others. If highly regarded carriers like FedEx…

March 2, 2020

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Miller Examines Trucking Safety Compliance

Numerous studies have shown that larger trucking carriers are more compliant with safety regulations than their smaller counterparts. However, there is no consensus on why that is the case. Some ha…

February 1, 2020

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Optimizing Delivery Management in Large Cities

As retailers compete to offer faster delivery, companies like FedEx and UPS strive to maximize driver efficiency. With drivers making more than 100 stops per day, delivery management is key to opti…

June 20, 2019

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How Do Shippers Choose A Carrier?

While many have suggested that shippers should factor environmental and social sustainability into their trucking carrier selection process, little is known about how they actually make that decisi…

June 18, 2018

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Miller, Golicic, and Fugate Analyze Trucking Safety

Are trucking carriers who utilize more owner-operators more compliant with safety rules than those with more employee drivers? SCM researchers have debated that question since the 1980s. Some have …

June 1, 2018

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Walton College of Business

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