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Presentations, 2019-2023

These presentations lay out Dr. Belzer's most recent research, analysis and policy solutions. Prepared for a variety of audiences, they have influenced lawmakers, government officials, economists, health and safety experts, business owners, and the news media. The presentations are freely available for download and Dr. Belzer is available for discussion at any time.

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Deregulation and Low-Road Competition in Trucking

University of Michigan Law School Law and Economics Club

November 8, 2023

The Economics of Long Work Hours: Using Incentives to Change Behavior

Transportation Research Board Committee on the Impacts of Alternative Compensation Methods on Truck Driver Retention and Safety

January 18, 2023

Long Hours and Low Pay: How Trucking Gets Us Back to Basics

Open Markets Institute

April 12, 2022

"Debunking the Driver Shortage Myth with Dr. Michael Belzer," Truck Safety Coalition, March 23, 2021

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Building Back Better in Commercial Road Transport: Markets Require Fair Labor Standards

Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Council, US DOT FMCSA

July 19, 2021

 

Building Back Better in Commercial Road Transport: Markets Require “Safe Rates” Regulation

Roundtable of Truck Driver Retention and Supply Chain, US Department of Labor

July 8, 2021                     

 

Economic Liberalisation of Road Freight Transport in the EU and the USA

19th ILERA World Congress, Lund, Sweden

June 24, 2021

 

Economic Incentives and Market Pressure: Why Markets Require “Safe Rates” Regulation

Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport, Parliament of Australia

April 28, 2021

 

Economic Incentives and Market Pressure: Reducing Unsafe and Unhealthy Work Hours

Transportation, Warehouse and Utility Council, NIOSH NORA

September 22, 2020

 

Economics of Long Work Hours: Using Incentives to Change Behavior

Healthy Work Design and Well-Being, NORA Cross Sector Program

April 23, 2020

 

Pay Rates and Motor Carrier Safety

Transportation Research Board, ACS60, Truck and Bus Safety Committee

January 15, 2020

 

Safe Rates and Unpaid Labor

Transportation Research Board, ACS60, Truck and Motor Safety Committee

January 14, 2020

 

Excessive Work Hours and Hypertension

Transportation Research Board, ANB70 Truck and Bus Operator Health and Safety Subcommittee

January 13, 2020

Economics of Long Work Hours: Using Incentives to Change Behavior

Working Time Society’s 24th International Symposium on Shiftwork and Working Time

September 11, 2019

 

Truck Drivers are Overtired, Overworked, and Underpaid

Wayne State University

January 25, 2019

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