OVERVIEW OF THE POTENTIAL FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION FOR INTERCITY TRUCK AND RAIL OPERATIONS
The characteristics of intercity truck- and rail-freight modal operations were investigated to evaluate the potential for achieving energy savings. Intercity truck and rail freight operations were analyzed to determine the relationships between energy consumption and the delivery of transport service. The energy consumption impact of alternative conservation measures was calculated and, in turn, evaluated in light of a series of institutional constraints. As such, this study goes beyond the characteristic cataloging of alternative energy conservation measures by conducting a disaggregated assessment of the effectiveness and feasibility of implementing such measures. It is concluded that the potential for achieving energy conservation in the movement of intercity freight by truck and rail systems is limited, as well as shrouded by the complexity of the nature of the commodity itself, the commodity flow characteristics, and the market and institutional structure.
- From International conference on energy use management, Tucson, Arizona, October 24, 1977; Vol. 1.
Pergamon Press, IncorporatedMaxwell House, Fairview Park
Elmsford, NY United States 10523
- BEVILACQUA, O M
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: p. 649-657
- TRT Terms: Competition; Energy conservation; Freight transportation; Intercity transportation; Motor carriers; Network analysis (Planning); Operations; Planning; Transportation modes
- Old TRIS Terms: Operations planning
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Energy; Environment; Freight Transportation; Motor Carriers; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00176881
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM