Bessemer and Lake Erie and the Elgin, Joilet and Eastern have refined cost accounting so that operating costs are being accurately measured, resulting in a reduction of car ownership and improved service. Car days are now charged to the transportation department, assigning the responsibility for the time cars spend on line and for the number of cars required. Fleet management financial data is now in the hands of all departments since car cost represent a high percentage of total operating costs. Car and train control systems have been established to supplement the standard cost system; computers give real time data for decision making.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    Watson Publications, 5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • SHAFFER, F E
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 52-55
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  • Accession Number: 00309897
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1980 12:00AM