This paper observes that car supply is a matter of more than sheer numbers. Different factors control routes which shippers specify and railroad/shipper interaction involves still other factors. Among those are the following: Promoting good relations with originating and terminating carriers; the effective net rate of special services; the dependability and speed of service; maintenance of competition on high-volume routes; loss and damage history; and personal factors. It is noted that shippers will generally accept routings with carriers which can assure adequate car supply even if additional transit time is necessary.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Coneybeer, T
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

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  • Accession Number: 00144074
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 1 1977 12:00AM