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Nanette Gibbs, Business Reference Specialist Science, Technology & Business Division
Carolyn Larson, Head, Business Reference Section Science, Technology & Business Division (retired)
Created: August 2019
Last Updated: April 2022
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This guide provides background information on the trucking industry to include its history, and specifically, how autonomous trucking, as seen from a variety of business models, has the potential to transform an industry that is faced with driver shortages, highway safety issues, and a growing demand for goods in both cities and rural areas.
The guide is part of a three part series examining the business applications of recent advances in several areas including drone technology, artificial intelligence and autonomous trucking. Using an approach that combines an introduction and overview, each guide provides explanations for acronyms, definitions, industry codes, selected book titles, representative journals and articles as well as databases, current legislation, associations and the subject headings that were applied when researching these topics. The scope of each guide provides contextual material which enables users to not only examine pertinent materials; but more importantly, to develop a framework within which they can locate updated materials on their own.
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Part of the Science, Technology & Business Division at the Library of Congress, Business Reference Services is the starting point for conducting research at the Library of Congress in the subject areas of business and economics. Here, reference specialists in specific subject areas of business assist patrons in formulating search strategies and gaining access to the information and materials contained in the Library's rich collections of business and economics materials.