UNDERSTANDING TRANSPORTATION COSTS HELPS DOLLARS MAKE MORE CENTS

While it is difficult to measure transportation costs in total for the economy, the Transportation Association of America has published data on the overall role of transportation for many years. Analysis of TAA data shows that freight and passenger "bills" of the nation have stayed remarkably stable as a percent of the gross national product. In addition to accounting for some 20% of GNP, transportation costs are a vital factor in marketing and a major consideration in the location of manufacturing and in production costs. Often it is said the firms that think they don't need good transportation personnel are usually the ones that need it most of all.

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    National Defense Transportation Association

    50 South Pickett Street, 220
    Alexandria, VA  USA  22304-3008
  • Authors:
    • Farris, M T
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Accession Number: 00071833
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1974 12:00AM