METHODS TO IMPROVE CAR UTILIZATION THROUGH DEMAND FORECASTING

This paper summarizes results of a study on the utilization of general service freight cars, primarily plain boxcars, on Penn Central. The study, funded by FRA, included analysis of utilization trends in the U.S. and on Penn Central for all car types, an examination of existing PC car distribution and car information systems attempts at forecasting plain boxcar supply and demand, analysis of questionnaires regarding box car use sent to 812 shippers, results of a pilot program soliciting forecasts of boxcar needs from 15 shippers and a proposed car distribution system presently being tested on PC's Eastern Region.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is from the Proceedings of the 16th Annual Joint Meeting of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum and the Transportation Research Forum, 3-5 November 1975, Toronto, Canada. Complete Volume $20.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   USA  47971
  • Authors:
    • FOLK, J F
    • Forrester, J L
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00127722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM