Railroad intermodal services, hit simultaneously by a recessionary downturn in traffic and motor carrier deregulation with the potential for traffic diversion, are being studied closely by railroad marketing organizations. While the conclusion is that long-term prospects are positive, some railroads' intermodal traffic has shown no downturn and others are unable to determine just what effect truck deregulation has had. There is great emphasis on dependability and backhauls as marketing strategies. Railroads are confronted with problems in handling today's longer trailers. Supplemental articles discuss truck deregulation and the role for piggyback as seen by shipper agents and associations.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1980-10-27

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 24
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  • Accession Number: 00322906
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM