RAILROAD ESCORT RIDERS, A "SPECIAL INTEREST," NON-CARRIER ACCESSORIAL SERVICE

Shippers of large and heavy products have been forced to evaluate the net effects of product distribution against the total economic considerations that are associated with the end use of their products. The demand for independent carload escort service has increased in direct proportion to the declining financial position of the eastern railroads and the increasing size and weight of individual items being tendered to the carriers for transit. The independent "for hire" escort rider has satisfied the need for personalized, non-affiliated representation during transit and delivery of priority rail shipments. This paper evaluates the functions and responsibilities of the various forms of this non-carrier accessorial service.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Roy, R N
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Accession Number: 00072465
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM