NEW ROLES FOR INTERMODALISM

From its initial role as a rail-related alternative to the flexibility and high levels of service provided by motor carriers in moving time-sensitive commodities, piggyback needs now to evolve as a distinct and unique element in the transportation service market which is not an adjunct to other railroad operations. New policies and new strategies would be necessary to market intermodalism as a unique service. Rail carload and intermodal would be offered as two distinct types of transportation service. The author then describes the evolution of intermodalism on Santa Fe which has been innovative in marketing and handling this business.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Authors:
    • Wright, J F
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

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  • Accession Number: 00303252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM