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Business Practices and Digital Applications in the Transformation of Transportation Industries: Trains and Trucks

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 1

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195165883
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199789672 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0008
 Business Practices and Digital Applications in the Transformation of Transportation Industries: Trains and Trucks

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This chapter describes how computers were introduced into two transportation industries: railroad and trucking, describing also the use of computers in these. It discusses applications, how work changed, and the extent of deployment in each.

Keywords: railroad industry; trucking industry; deployment; IT applications; recent trends

Chapter.  15409 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business History

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