IMPACT OF SIZE AND DISTANCE ON INTERCITY HIGHWAY SHARE OF TRANSPORTATION OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS

DATA FROM THE 1963 CENSUS OF TRANSPORTATION ON THE VOLUME AND CHARACTERISTICS OF OUTBOUND INTERCITY SHIPMENTS GENERATED BY MANUFACTURERS ARE ANALYZED. PUBLISHED DATA SEEMED TO INDICATE EXTREME DIVERSITY AMONG INTERMODAL SHARES OF TRAFFIC BY INDUSTRY, COMMODITY, GEOGRAPHIC AREA AND PLANT SIZE WITHIN AN INDUSTRY GROUP. HOWEVER, A REVIEW OF THE CROSS-TABULATIONS OF PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTIONS BY MODE OF TRANSPORT, WEIGHT OF SHIPMENT, AND LENGTH OF HAUL SHOWED RELATIONSHIPS THAT MAY LEAD TO DEVELOPMENT OF MEASURABLE, PREDICTABLE FACTORS TO ACCOUNT FOR VARIATIONS AMONG CARRIERS SHARES BY REGION, COMMODITY, SIZE OF PLANT, ETC. AS TESTED BY SHIPMENTS OF PLASTICS MATERIALS, THE WEIGHT-DISTANCE FACTORS ACCOUNTED FOR ALMOST ALL REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN INTERMODAL COMPETITIVE POSITIONS AND MOST DIFFERENCES ASSOCIATED WITH PLANT-SIZE VARATIONS.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-8
  • Monograph Title: Freight transportation economics
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  • Accession Number: 00201319
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1994 12:00AM