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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Consortium of Universities

    1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kenkel, J J
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 93 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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