LOST, DAMAGED AND ASTRAY FREIGHT SHIPMENTS: SOME EXPLANATORY FACTORS

A key factor in selecting a freight service is loss and damage experience. This article reports on a study of shipper-controlled variables which affect lost, damaged and astray shipments. Variables examined were number of pieces per shipment, interline movement, mean transit time, and distance. Rail carload, truckload, less truckload (LTL) and air freight shipments were analyzed. It was found that interlining increases probability of L&D for LTL, truckload and air freight shipments, and of astray shipments of LTL. For LTL and air freight, increase in number of pieces in a shipment increases probability of L&D. Truckload and LTL show a direct relation between transit time and L&D incidence. Air freight and carload rail shipments are more likely to incur abnormal delay during winter months.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Authors:
    • Piercy, J E
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00322784
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM