Freight Cost Comparison between QUICKTRANS and the Guaranteed Traffic Program
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OFFICE
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In March 1992, the Defense Logistics Agency DLA was directed by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Production and Logistics to assume management of all defense depots. In May 1992, representatives from DLA, Naval Supply Systems Command, and the Naval Material Management Transportation Office NAVMTO met in Norfolk, VA to discuss the most cost effective means of moving cargo from the depots to customers. One of the principal issues became the cost effectiveness of the Guaranteed Traffic Program GT. QUICKTRANS was begun by the Navy in the 1950s as a means of reliably moving high priority cargo to customers. GT was developed by DLA in the early 1980s to take advantage of the deregulation of the trucking industry and the agencys leverage as a volume shipper. The purpose of this study was to determine which system, QT or GT, provides the least overall transportation cost to the Department of Defense.
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