The common carrier system of the United States has been based on factors and information of the 1930s and 1940s when the Federal Coordinator, the Transportation Act of 1940, and the Board of Investigation and Research were prominent. Although provisional, the resources and enactments of this era have been used for 3 decades as the basis for policy and administration. Therefore, a new intellectual movement if necessary to realize the full potentials of the common carrier concept, formulate the design of a regulatory or policy system, and develop the demand and supply capabilities of a modern transportation system. Research hypotheses should be derived from a basic economic appraisal of demand and supply under current conditions. From such should follow legal research on the nature of obligation necessary to realize an extended common carrier system and the elements of a logistical system needed to redefine transportation demand or product lines, and to provide the basis for improved performance in the supply systems consistent with a modernization of the common carrier concept and the modern product line concepts consistent with logistical science. Such research should be institutionalized through the legislated creation of an official study organization so that both objective and authoritative attention can be given to leading transportation issues. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-6
  • Monograph Title: Freight transportation characteristics
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149178
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025605
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM