Accession Number:

ADA276870

Title:

The Impact of Downsizing on the Munitions Carrier Industry

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

This paper analyzes the impact of military downsizing on motor carriers specializing in the transportation of DOD ammunition and explosives. Historically, DOD has relied heavily on the motor carrier industry to transport its munitions. However, the number of munition carriers has declined in recent years and may decline further as a result of downsizing within the military. Presented are a profile of munition carriers, impacts of military downsizing on munition carriers, and implications of carrier impacts for DOD. Recommendations for DOD include maintenance of DOD organic transport capability, continued emphasis on containerization of munitions, negotiation of multicarrier awards, negotiations based on best value, development of alternatives to carrier disqualification, and restriction of Class C ammunition to munition carriers.

Subject Categories:

  • Containers and Packaging
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE