A Simulation Analysis of the Economic Consequences of Establishing Multi-Modal Transportation Companies
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The study is concerned with the examination of the economic consequences of establishing multi-modal transportation companies. The purpose is to examine the economic impact various combinations of parameters or test factors have on a transportation company formed from single modal carriers, and to determine on the average which organizational form, transportation company or single modal carriers, is economically superior. A simulation model was developed for the comparison of a transportation company with single modal carriers. The test factors selected for analysis are the operating ratios of truck and rail modes, the load factors of these modes, the amount of available capacity, and the level of shippers logistics constraints.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment