ON THE TRANSPORTATION USE CONTROVERSY: AN ANALYSIS OF CAR SERVICE AND BOXCAR UTILIZATION IN THE MOVEMENT OF FOOD PRODUCTS

The general purpose of this study was to evaluate differences in fleet management practices for box cars in private versus assigned service. The objective was to estimate the effects of car service on utilization of 2 of 15 designated types of cars: non-mechanical refrigerations (insulated Type RB or RBL) and equipped box cars. The focus was on transport-related use with primary interest in determining if shippers use non-railroad-owned cars differently than railroad-owned cars and what effect car service or car ownership has on car cycles, surplus days and storage activity. Three firms in the food products business provided data for analysis covering a one-year period.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Tyworth, J E
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00322783
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM