FACTORS IN FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF RAIL PIGGYBACK

THE OUTLOOK FOR TRAILER-ON-FLAT-CAR /TOFC/ SERVICE AND ITS WHEELLESS COUSIN, CONTAINER-ON-FLAT-CAR SERVICE /COFC/ IS DISCUSSED. THE ANALYSIS CONSIDERS MANY OF THE FACTORS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY AFFECTING THE FUTURE OF THIS COORDINATED TRANSPORT METHOD, WHICH HAS EXPERIENCED A REMARKABLE GROWTH IN THE PAST DECADE. THE CONCLUSION IS THAT PIGGYBACK SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO DEMONSTRATE STRONG GROWTH TRENDS, BUT THE RAPIDITY OF THIS GROWTH WILL INVOLVE MANY CONSIDERATIONS WHICH DO NOT PERMIT A FIRM QUANTITATIVE FORECAST. /AUTHOR/

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    • Paper sponsored by Committee on Intercity Highway Freight Transportation and presented at the 45th Annual Meeting. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
  • Authors:
    • Behling, Burton N
  • Publication Date: 1967

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 39-42
  • Monograph Title: Piggyback
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  • Accession Number: 00200176
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1994 12:00AM