TOFC/COFC GROWTH: THE END IS NOWHERE IN SIGHT
A survey of major TOFC/COFC operators turned up a number of facts and forecasts on where piggyback has been and where it is going: only a few roads had TOFC/COFC loadings; revenues increased by less than 10% in 1972, compared to 1971; most roads are finding increased interest in piggyback by motor carriers and users of private carriage; even with costs climbing and rates being held down, TOFC/COFC profitability was somewhat improved for almost half the roads surveyed, while about the same number checked in with an "about the same" report, and only a few said profitability has suffered; equipment supply is a continuing major worry, with the emphasis on flat car supply. If the potential of TOFC/COFC is to be realized, there is a wide range of problems that have to be overcome; equipment supply, development of better terminal facilities, maintenance of dependable service, control over rates and a need for better marketing for TOFC/COFC.
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Simmons-Boardman Publishing CorporationP.O. Box 350
Bristol, CT United States 06010
- Welty, G
- Publication Date: 1973-5-28
- Features: Figures; Photos;
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Container on flat car; Economics; Piggyback transportation; Trailer on flat car
- Subject Areas: Economics; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00050562
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM