US-CANADIAN SYSTEM COMPARISON: A GRAIN SHIPPER'S PERSPECTIVE

The U.S. and Canadian grain rail systems operate parallel to each other on either side of the international border. The regulations and operating practices that characterize each system represent a unique challenge to a common challenge: reconciling the demand for transportation services with supply in a seasonal industry. This paper compares the two systems and their place in the grain supply chain. Specifically, the paper contrasts the approach taken to car allocation in the U.S. against that taken in Canada.

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  • Authors:
    • Drew, W
    • Rosher, P
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  • Publication Date: 1999

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 569-584

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00791104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2000 12:00AM