FACTORS AFFECTING CARGO LIABILITY PROBLEMS IN URBAN GOODS MOVEMENT AND PROPOSED SOLUTIONS
The report explores the liability problems associated with the intermodal movement of goods into, out of, and through urban areas. It focuses on loss, damage, delay of shipments, and stresses the susceptibility of small shipments to loss, damage and delay. The relationship of liability to the urban area is particularly strong since approximately 85 percent of the loss and damage occurs at the interfacing terminals in the urban area. The inadequacies of present recovery practices and procedures are discussed, as well as the need for uniform standards of liability for intermodal cargo shipments.
Consortium of Universities1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC United States 20036
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Kenkel, J J
- Publication Date: 1974-5
- Pagination: 93 p.
- TRT Terms: Crimes; Freight security; Freight terminals; Insurance claims; Intermodal transportation; Loss and damage; Loss and damage claims; Prevention; Security; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Security programs
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00080247
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UTC-74-03 Res. Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-394
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jan 29 1981 12:00AM