FACTORS INFLUENCING SHIPPING MODE CHOICE FOR INTERCITY FREIGHT: A DISAGGREGATE APPROACH

This study showed it is possible to construct models for shipper mode choice for intercity freight, using techniques borrowed from passenger transportation research. These techniques require data at a disaggregate level for their successful estimation. Models are good both in terms of explanatory and predictive ability. The marginal rates of substitution derived from these models provide information which is useful to the carrier in development of his service. While the results are based on specific commodities, there is the potential for application to a much wider spectrum.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is from Transportation in Focus, Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Forum, San Francisco, California, 10-12 October 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   United States  47971
  • Authors:
    • Watson, P L
    • Hartwig, J C
    • Linton, W E
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00072713
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Forum
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM