PIGGYBACKING FRESH VEGETABLES: CALIFORNIA TO THE MIDWEST AND NORTHEAST
The study, conducted at the request of the Grower-Shipper Vegetable Association of Central California, was made to determine the best way to improve the present system of distributing perishable commodities and to find alternatives for obtaining truck trailers to be used in possible rail piggyback service. The study included an analysis of the organization structure -- farmer cooperative, shippers association, forwarding company or other -- necessary to finance and operate a shipper controlled program to transport produce from California to midwest and northeast markets.
- Prepared in cooperation with Agricultural Marketing Service, Washington, DC.
Department of AgricultureEconomics, Statistics and Cooperative Service, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC United States 20250
- Brooks, E E
- Byrne, R J
- Publication Date: 1979-5
- Pagination: 75 p.
- TRT Terms: Coordination; Freight traffic; Freight transportation; Highway transportation; Level of service; Operating costs; Perishables; Physical distribution; Piggyback transportation; Railroad transportation; Traffic managers; Trailers; Trucks; Vegetables
- Uncontrolled Terms: Distribution systems; Profiles; Services; Shippers
- Geographic Terms: California; Midwestern States; Northeastern United States
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo transportation; Trailer utilization
- Subject Areas: Economics; Freight Transportation; Highways; Motor Carriers; Railroads; Society;
- Accession Number: 00198699
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FCRR-10
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 17 1980 12:00AM