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Professional Summary
Over 30 years of experience in Rail, Ship and Truck
Transportation, with leadership roles in Operations,
Planning, Marketing, Economics and Finance

Education: M.S. in Transportation from the M.I.T.
Center for Transportation Studies,  Thesis 12/1994.
Thesis Research: Mode-Choice Selection (Air vs Ocean)
for High-Value Containerized Cargo
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Autonomous Long Haul Truck Presentation 2018
Autonomous Trucks: Note on Intermodal Challenge 2018
Panama Canal Expansion and Shipper Choice: UNF Presentation 2010
Panama Canal Line of Indifference: Midwest Trade Conference 2011
Panama Canal Potential Impact: NABE Presentation 2013
LNG For Freight: NEFL Conference at Jacksonville University 2014
Current Research
I focus on the operating economics of freight transportation and supply chain systems
and how these economics influence shippers' location, mode and route choices.  

For Autonomous Trucking, this means modeling the operating range and operating
costs with and without a driver in the cab. The private cost impacts go beyond driver
pay reduction and include elimination of the HOS Rules, improved fuel economy,
reduced collision frequency, increased annual miles and a higher frequency of truck
replacement. For the public, there are likely to be both job loss and highway
infrastructure costs incurred.  Autonomous trucking is likely to be profitable for private
companies even if they contribute funds to cover traffic separation and increased
highway use. See the presentation below.





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Current Research
I focus on the operating economics of freight transportation and supply chain systems,
and how the economics influence shippers' location, route and mode choices.

For Autonomous Trucking, this means modeling the operating system and operating
costs with, and without, a driver in the cab. There are both private and public impacts.

Private impacts go beyond driver pay reduction. They include improved fuel economy,
reduced collision frequency, absence of HOS rules, increased annual revenue miles and
a higher frequency of truck replacement.

For the public, there are likely to be both job loss and highway infrastructure costs
incurred. Autonomous trucking is likely to be profitable for private companies, even if
they contribute funds for traffic separation and increased highway use. See the
presentation below.
Dale B. Lewis