Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Implementing modern geographic technology in the trucking industry: A case study
by Vargas, Alma Rebecca, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 80; 1493066
Abstract (Summary)

As transportation demand continues to grow, the trucking industry requires detailed management and organization to keep ahead of the competition. Advances in geospatial technologies such as geographic information systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (OPS) have enabled the trucking industry to track a driver's whereabouts. This research assessed GPS tracking data and compared "actual" locations with driver's written logs. The results indicate a disconnection between driver's perceptions and actual locations. It identifies patterns, similarities, and differences between a driver's perceived time-space and actual map-tracks during an eight week data collection period. It explores whether the integration of GIS and GPS technology is positively affecting the trucking industry. This research examines how geographic technology serves to provide valuable information for comparing actual map-tracks with perceived time space geographies.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wechsler, Suzanne P.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Geography, Geographic information science, Transportation planning
Publication Number: 1493066
ISBN: 978-1-124-61489-2
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