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 Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Authors:
    • Welty, G
  • Publication Date: 1973-5-28

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 7 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00050562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM