RESEARCH RESULTS CONCERNING AN ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECT OF ALTERNATIVE FACTORS ON EASTERN UNIT TRAIN COAL RATES

This study is a statistical development of unit train rates by (1) examining relative levels of rates in relation to various cost and competitive factors; (2) identifying key factors used by railroads in setting rates; (3) determining which rates might be out-of-line in comparison with general unit-train rate levels; and (4) identifying relations between rates and rate factors for estimating the level or rates for new coal movements. While simulation has been used by railroads for detailed costing and rate-making, this approach offers a less expensive method for achieving shipper-utility direction in analyzing the level or rates.

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    • Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Meeting of The Transportation Research Forum, "Transportation Alternatives in a Changing Environment", held October 29-31, 1979, Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   United States  47971
  • Authors:
    • MARIEN, E J
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00302344
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol. 20 No. 1 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM