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GTAP Resource #6056

"Evaluating the impact of automation in long-haul trucking "
by Waschik, Robert

The specific focus of this study is the impact of automation in long-haul trucking. In the US, long-haul trucking is a segment of the two NAICS industries: 484000 “For-hire truck transportation”; and 47OT.484 “In-house truck transportation”. We assume that it is likely that the long-haul segment will be the first to be impacted (compared to other segments of heavy truck and tractor-trailer driving) because:
1. Current driving automation system development focuses on limited access highways because they are a less-complex environment than surface streets;
2. Unlike the short-haul segment, the long-haul segment involves long periods of uninterrupted highway driving; and
3. Long-haul drivers have fewer non-driving responsibilities than short-haul drivers.
To conduct this analysis, we use the Centre of Policy Studies’ USAGE-Hwy model of the United States economy. USAGE-Hwy will be used to simulate the impact of the adoption of automation in long-haul trucking in the US through the following factors: Labour-saving technological change; Fuel cost savings; Capital-saving technological change; Fatalities

Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: 2020 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented during the 23rd Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis (Virtual Conference)
Date: 2020
Created: Waschik, R. (4/14/2020)
Updated: Waschik, R. (6/5/2020)
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- Labor market issues
- Technological change
- North America

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