SAFE AND EFFICIENT MOTOR CARRIER OPERATIONS, KEYNOTE ADDRESS

In this keynote address on safe and efficient motor carrier operations, it is pointed out that over the past 10 years, business has driven inventory out in order to get an adequate return on investment, and as inventories fall, a higher level of service is demanded from carriers. Logistics costs have decreased while vehicle size has increased, both factors contributing to the overall increased productivity of motor carriers. Several points flow from the economic realities of companies lowering their inventories and demanding higher performance from carriers. These are: safety and efficiency are not in conflict; technology has improved both efficiency and safety; regulation can be detrimental to safe operations; truck and rail technologies are unique and the marketplace will demand the appropriate mode for the appropriate load; longer combination vehicles are safe and efficient technologies when managed properly; truck weight increased by more axles improves safety and efficiency; harmonization of size and weight in North America improves efficiency and safety; and the marketplace is the best source for direction on safety and efficiency.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: p. 109-110
  • Monograph Title: INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MOTOR CARRIER TRANSPORTATION, WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA, MAY 31-JUNE 4, 1993
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00667557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309055172
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1994 12:00AM