Reports are cited on the time required for shipment of freight and cargo by rail, highway, air, water, and pipeline. Some of the topics discussed are intermodal interfaces, line haul, reliability models, delays, perishable commodities, lead times, containerization, tanker scheduling, queueing theory, urban systems, waiting line problems, military logistics, and traffic conditions. Economic aspects are noted, such as highway fuel consumption, costs of preparing shipping loads, and inventory management. References are made to liability and insurance for losses, and to computer aided transportation planning. (Contains 36 abstracts)

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  • Pagination: 41 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00131512
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM