Containerization Policy: Considering Increased Load Weight for Certain Circumstances of Freight in Wisconsin

Many businesses in the Upper Midwest benefit from the global economy to import and export their goods throughout the world. An efficient way of transporting goods internationally is through containerized shipments. This research focuses on a set of agricultural and manufacturing commodities in the state of Wisconsin. Through interviews with major shippers and stakeholders, this analysis portrays some of the impacts of stricter weight limits for international container traffic. After conducting research on current trends in international container shipping, this analysis also explores container weight regulations in several states throughout the US, including detailed analysis of Minnesota and Illinois. The research indicated that Wisconsin’s weight laws for shipping international containers (ICs) are stricter than in several bordering states. The research team demonstrated that transportation costs increase for Wisconsin businesses as a result of the state’s relatively strict weight laws regarding divisible load requirements for international containers.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01158858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-1298
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 10:34AM