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/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 39-42
  • Monograph Title: Piggyback
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200176
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1994 12:00AM