Motor Truck Transportation; The Principles Governing Its Success

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byFrederick Van Zandt Lane

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII The Motor Truck And The Railroad A Great deal has been said about motor trucks replacing horses in the moving of commodities, but until recently very little has been said about their supplementing the haulage work done by rail; yet a great part of the future of the motor truck undoubtedly lies in just this sort of work. The Great War demonstrated the possibilities of the truck along these lines, which possibilities are undergoing further development at the present time. During the war, railroads were taxed to the limit, and the main lines and great terminals became congested to such an extent that the United States Railroad Administration gave notice that in certain communities commodities would have to be moved by truck so as to relieve rail congestion as much as possible. In order to move some commodities at all, it was necessary to use trucks because the railroads would not accept them on account of priorities. Again, because of the rail congestion, shippers, even though their commodities had priority, resorted to trucks because of the saving in time they could effect by their use. All of this drew attention to the adaptability of the motor truck for what were then considered to be long hauls in this method of transportation; and since that time considerable study has been given to this phase of truck transportation. Many long-haul operations have been attempted, with some successes and with many failures. The failures have resulted mostly because those interested have failed to recognize and take into account certain necessary fundamentals which must exist to make this kind of truck operation successful, and which have always existed where success has been attained. It has been primarily because favorable conditions have been present, with...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII The Motor Truck And The Railroad A Great deal has been said about motor trucks replacing horses in the moving of c...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217237444

ISBN - 13:9780217237444

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