Shippers' associations began the development of intermodal operations about 10 years ago. Growth has been steady since that time because of improved transit times that make intermodal more competitive with truck and boxcar service. Containers also cost relatively little compared with boxcars. These capital considerations must be weighed by carrier management in future investing strategies. Many shippers are hopeful that intermodal will grow by using the flexibility of motor carrier deliveries with the economics of long-haul rail transportation. Private business must assist in the development of new concepts in intermodal transportation by cooperating with carriers, government, and shipper communities. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 71-72
  • Monograph Title: Rail planning
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184694
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026857
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM