Detailed study of the transportation and distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables. Most data are for the mid-1970s. Study compares the competitive position of trucks and railroads; and makes recommendations for improved intermodal service and stabilization of truck rates. Study is published in 11 volumes. Most volumes include charts and tables throughout, showing the following data for the 1970's with trends from the 1950's: A. Produce shipments by transport mode; rail carload, trailer on flatcar, and truck; size of shipments; and transit times. Data are shown for sample shipment, by commodity, origin, and destination; with additional data on all shipments of these and other commodities. B. Itemized transportation cost; loss and damage claims; and number, characteristics, and ownership of produce transportation equipment items. C. Produce prices, marketing costs, and margins. Volume 1: executive summary. Volume 2: general summary. Volume 3: profile of fresh fruit and vegetable shipments from selected growing areas. Volume 4: profile of fresh fruit and vegetable marketing and distribution in selected destination cities. Volume 5: fresh fruit and vegetable transportation services and cost; truck and rail. Volume 6: transportation equipment technology. Volume 7: fresh fruit and vegetable packinghouse operations and economics. Volume 8: evaluation of logistics alternatives. Volume 9: fresh fruit and vegetable commodity/origin/destination selection and description. Volume 10: produce shipment description model. Volume 11: glossary of produce, marketing and distribution. Copyright asi. Study is based on detailed analysis of a sample of 1,460 shipments of 7 commodities (apples, cabbage, grapes, lettuce, dry onions, oranges, tomatoes) from 4 states of origin (California, Washington, Texas, Florida) sent to 5 destination cities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Set includes PB-283 631 thru PB-283 641.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Manalytics, Incorporated

    625 Third Street
    San Francisco, CA  United States  94107
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 1499 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181413
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 11 Volumes
  • Files: NTIS, TSR
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM