A SIMULATION ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF ESTABLISHING MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES

THE STUDY IS CONCERNED WITH THE EXAMINATION OF THE ECONOM- IC CONSEQUENCES OF ESTABLISHING MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES. THE PURPOSE IS TO EXAMINE THE ECONOMIC IMPACT VARIOUS COMBINATIONS OF PARAMETERS OR TEST FACTORS HAVE ON A TRANSPORTATION COMPANY FORMED FROM SINGLE MODAL CARRIERS, AND TO DETERMINE ON THE AVERAGE WHICH ORGANIZATIONAL FORM, TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OR SINGLE MODAL CARRIERS, IS ECONOMICALLY SUPERIOR. A SIMULATION MODEL WAS DEVELOPED FOR THE COMPARISON OF A TRANSPORTATION COMPANY WITH SINGLE MODAL CARRIERS. THE TEST FACTORS SELECTED FOR ANALYSIS ARE: THE OPERATING RATIOS OF TRUCK AND RAIL MODES, THE LOAD FACTORS OF THESE MODES, THE AMOUNT OF AVAILABLE CAPACITY, AND THE LEVEL OF SHIPPER'S LOGISTIC CONSTRAINTS. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wright Patterson Airforce Base

    /School of Engineering
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Tripp, R S
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

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  • Pagination: 247 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202336
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 8 1973 12:00AM