A DOMESTIC MULTI-MODAL GOODS DISTRIBUTION MODEL WITH EMPHASIS ON AIR CARGO

THE PURPOSE WAS TO STUDY THE ROLE OF AIR CARGO IN THE CANADIAN DOMESTIC TRANSPORT INDUSTRY IN CONJUNCTION WITH ITS TWO MAJOR COMPETITORS, ROAD AND RAIL. THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF EACH MODE IS EXAMINED AS WELL AS THE EFFECT OF GOVERNMENTAL REGULATIONS AND POLICY DECISIONS ON THEIR RESPECTIVE GROWTHS. A STUDY WAS MADE OF THE EXPECTED TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN EACH MODE AND THE PROBABLE EFFECTS THESE MIGHT HAVE ON FUTURE COSTS. A MACRO-DEMAND MODEL WHICH FORECASTED THE TON-MILE FREIGHT DEMAND FOR THE THREE MODES WAS DEVELOPED. THE MODEL EMPLOYED LINEAR GRAPH ANALYSIS AND INCORPORATED THIRTY CITIES. THE MODEL RELATES TON-MILES TO THE GROWTH IN G.N.P. IN TERMS OF CONSTANT 1967 DOLLARS. IT WAS PREDICTED THAT AIR CARGO WILL INCREASE ITS SHARE OF THE TON-MILE MARKET APPROXIMATELY SIXTEEN TIMES, FROM LESS THAN 0.05% IN 1967 TO 0.80% IN 1987. /AUTHOR/

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    University of Waterloo

    Department of Civil Engineering, 200 University Avenue West
    Waterloo, Ontario  Canada  N2L 3G1
  • Authors:
    • WALLACE, R S
  • Publication Date: 1971-2

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 200 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202071
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1972 12:00AM