"PIGGYBACK" TRANSPORT SPEEDS U.S. COTTON TO MILLS AND PORTS
Use of piggyback as a cost-saving transportation tool was considered by a seminar organized by the National Cotton Council. In the face of high global demand for U.S. cotton, as well as buoyant domestic markets, shippers have turned to intermodal service to improve the supply of materials. Basic to the success of this method of transport are a dependable reservoir of trailers and railroad flat cars, along with loading and unloading facilities at origin and destination. Although it may never be a replacement for boxcar and over-the-road trucking, piggyback can be a useful supplement in view of boxcar and fuel shortages.
Foreign Agriculture Service/USDAGovernment Printing Office
Washington, DC United States
- Publication Date: 1974-1-28
- Pagination: 1 p.
- Foreign Agriculture
- Volume: 12
- Issue Number: 4
- Publisher: Foreign Agriculture Service/USDA
- TRT Terms: Freight service; Intermodal transportation; Piggyback transportation
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00071836
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 20 1974 12:00AM