Special Studies & Applied Research

Special Collaborative Studies and Applied Research Projects address specific issues within the company or sector. The research team of the CLTT works closely with companies and government agencies a company to identify the most efficient way to solve a particular problem or challenge. The researchers also partner with companies to secure funding opportunities to develop a particular project. 

The Center for Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (CLTT) focuses its expertise on pressing, real-world issues that impact its private- and public-sector shareholders.


The CLTT provides those industry and government shareholders with practical, cutting-edge knowledge and technologies, foster economic development and promote integrated trade throughout the Americas. Among the constituents:

  • the government and military
  • transportation hubs such as ports and airports
  • carriers - railroads, trucking companies, shipping lines, barge companies, airlines
  • shippers - chief executives and managers specializing in supply chain, logistics, and transportation, storage and distribution

Areas of expertise

CLTT's areas of excellence and impact will include:

  • logistics and supply chain modeling
  • infrastructure security and hazards
  • geographic information systems (GIS) analysis
  • transportation systems evaluation
  • freight-based economic development
  • economic impact of transportation
  • training and simulation with collaborative virtual reality environments
  • visualization and human-centered computing for logistics
  • industry quality control
  • quality management systems
  • remote sensing
  • workforce development

The Center for Logistics Trade and Transportation (CLTT) is part of The National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE) consortium which is a Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC) funded by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) [Read More]

 CLTT Library - Research Database/Search Module