This article investigates the impact of the much-hyped Y2K phenomenon on truckload transportation requirements in the United States, as a result of year-end inventory build-ups. The article reports the results of a Y2K Truckload Transportation Survey of truckload shippers conducted in August of 1999. Additionally, the article takes a post-hoc look at what actually occurred in an effort to completely document the impact of the Y2K phenomenon in the dry van, temperature controlled, and flatbed segments of the truckload transportation industry.
Kent, John L., Parker, R Stephen. & Pettijohn, Charles E. (1999). Truckload transportation requirements: in anticipation of Y2K with epilogue. Journal of Transportation Management, 11(2), 55-61. doi: 10.22237/jotm/936144360