A BETTER WAY OF COMPUTING TRANSPORT CHARGES

THE PRESENT PAPER IS A CONTINUATION OF ARTICLES BY THE SAME AUTHOR IN THE ISSUES OF 24 JANUARY AND 7 FEBRUARY. IT DEALS CHIEFLY WITH MEANS OF MODERNIZING THE CURRENT METHODS OF DETERMINING FREIGHT RATES. IT BEGINS WITH A BRIEF SURVEY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF RATES IN THE 19TH CENTURY, THE CONTINUATION OF SUCH METHODS IN THE 20TH CENTURY, AND THE RESULTING COMPLEXITY WHEN SO MANY MORE COMMODITIES ARE MOVED SO MUCH FARTHER AND WITH SO MANY TRANSFERS. A SYSTEM OF RATE SIMPLICATION AND ADJUSTMENT THROUGH FEEDBACK CONTROL IS PROPOSED. THE SYSTEM IS BASED ON COMPUTING CHARGES OF A TRANSPORTATION UNIT, THE FREIGHT CAR, RATHER THAN ON INDIVIDUAL COMMODITIES. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT CARRIERS HANDLE NO COMMODITY THAT FAILS TO MEET COST-PLUS-PROFIT STANDARDS.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Traffic World

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  • Authors:
    • Roy, A C
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 62-5
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 151
    • Issue Number: 9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202222
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1973 12:00AM