THE LIMITS OF PIGGYBACK: LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

A survey of firms originating piggyback-competitive freight was made to rate the significance of ten possible disadvantages of TOFC service. They were also asked what level of savings would have to be achieved with TOFC to overcome disadvantages and if improved TOFC service would reduce the required savings. Primary disadvantages are the length and variability of transit time. While piggyback rates favor long-haul traffic, this market represented less than 30 percent of the total volume which is divertible from trucks under the best of circumstances.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Beier, F J
    • Frick, S W
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00189072
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM